According to the Liverpool Echo, the two clubs discussed the possibility of doing a swap deal that would have seen Sean Longstaff join Everton and Davies move to Newcastle, but the latter was against the idea of leaving Goodison Park.
Should Davies have gone to Newcastle?
A move to St James’ Park would have made sense, though Palmer can understand his decision to stay and fight for a place in the end.
“I think he would have done. I think he would have done,” the ex-Leeds United player told TIF when asked if Davies would have got more opportunities at Newcastle.
“Listen, you want to play. But sometimes… look at Jordan Henderson, the story of what happened to him, to stay and fight for your place. It’s a remarkable story of standing your ground and saying I’m going to improve, I’m going to be a better player and I’m going to become part of the team.”
Everton have looked really good in the engine room this season, with Abdoulaye Doucoure particularly impressing after managing to grab himself some goals.
It means Davies really needs to make an impact whenever he is given a chance if he is to win a spot in Rafael Benitez’s starting XI.