Date: 12th May 2021 at 12:15pm
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Gavin Buckland, a reporter for Radio Merseyside, has been speaking on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast about all things relating to Everton.

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To kick off this quiz on Seamus Coleman, what squad number does the right-back currently wear for the Toffees?

One of the things that he spent some time on was Seamus Coleman and his future.

The Republic of Ireland international, who is valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, is 32 now and has been at Goodison Park since 2009.

He still has until the summer of 2022 left on his current deal, and he started playing professional football much later than some players, so Buckland thinks that Coleman’s career could go on longer than expected and hints at a possible new contract for him.

He said: (11:34) “You’ve got to remember with Seamus, when comparing to other footballers, is he was a late starter, wasn’t he?

“He didn’t really play [until] he was 22/23. So his footballing career is probably about four years behind everybody else, and what you find with players like that, particularly defenders is [they] can get an extra four years at the other end.

(12:30) “I know there’s been talk of contracts and stuff, and [it would be interesting] to see what happens.

“Of course, it was a disciplined performance yesterday [Sunday]; I thought Carlo set us up perfectly [and I] thought he [Coleman] was great.”

Do you think that Coleman should be given a new contract?

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Yes, he deserves it

No, we can do better than him

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TIF Thoughts on Coleman’s future…

Coleman joined Everton for an incredible fee of just £63k and since that move, he has made 347 appearances for the Toffees and has scored 26 goals and provided 31 assists.

He has to be considered one of the best bargains in Premier League history, and it would be great to see him extend his stay at Goodison Park beyond the expiration of his current deal.

Buckland also seems to suggest that Coleman could still be playing for a lot longer even though he is now 32, so it will be interesting to see if that prediction comes true in a few years.

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