The 18-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year contract that now ties him to the Blues until 2022. It replaces the deal he signed only last August.
An unknown to the Premier League at large before late December, Davies has become a first-choice starter in Ronald Koeman's team since the turn of the year and scored his first Everton goal in spectacular fashion against Manchester City in January.
A future Blues legend and England international in the making, the Liverpool-born midfielder says he is thrilled to be achieving success with the club he joined as an 11-year-old.
“It means everything to me to get a chance to be in the Everton first team and to try to stay there,” Davies said. “It's an unbelievable feeling.
“Everton has a long tradition of bringing young players through and the incentive has always been there for me to try to progress with the Club.
“I used to look at Mikel Arteta and aspire to be out there playing alongside my heroes and, obviously, Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley who came through the Academy here, too, have been inspirational figures for me.
“Hopefully, young players in the Academy now can see how I have been able to progress and make my way to the Everton first team, just as Matty, Callum, Kieran and Jonjoe have also done, but we all know that the hard work doesn't stop because we want to be part of taking the Club to the next level as well."
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1 Posted 03/04/2017 at 21:26:12
2 Posted 03/04/2017 at 21:42:10
3 Posted 03/04/2017 at 21:55:24
4 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:06:57
5 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:14:56
Best XI Premier League
6 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:19:10
Idrissa is utterly awesome. And we need to resist approaches. Signing our own Tom up for five years is exciting.
7 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:23:54
8 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:32:55
9 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:48:40
10 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:50:40
Err, em, I thought we hated International football. Does that mean that it's okay if Ross Barkley orr Tom Davies get to play for England?
Yet, it's a total pissoff when lads from the other home countries participate for their respective Countries?
11 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:58:57
12 Posted 03/04/2017 at 23:04:58
I couldn't give a toss whether Barkley signs his contract, this is the one that needed nailing down.
13 Posted 03/04/2017 at 23:05:14
14 Posted 03/04/2017 at 23:23:29
Nick, support your team, don't slag em off...
15 Posted 03/04/2017 at 23:40:33
16 Posted 03/04/2017 at 23:47:46
Note though that, although Ross is getting some stick, Tom got the wrong side for their goal went to ground and our back line was exposed... being better positioned, stronger in the jostling and not going to ground would have stopped the goal.
Still, he will learn from the experience... and only if it is a pattern will it be a problem .
18 Posted 03/04/2017 at 00:01:42
Tbh your comment is the type of comment that builds pressure on our young players.
Yes Davies is a very good player, but already you put a 2-year marker on him becoming better than Barkley whilst writing Barkley off.
We will have Liam Walsh or someone else through next season and as soon as Davies has a tough spell I'm sure you will hang him out to dry too.
Can't we just congratulate Davies without comparing him to other players!
If he does surpass Ross, then great, but if you keep comparing him, there will always be a level he can't get to and then the tables turn and we pick faults.
19 Posted 04/04/2017 at 00:45:41
Fingers crossed he goes on to fulfil his potential as he seems to have tremendous ability.
Important we. as fans, back him all the way and not get on his back if he struggles for a few games.
Some good news after the weekend.
20 Posted 04/04/2017 at 01:29:58
Defensive mid seems to be a non-starter given Idrissa and Morgan but will he have the aptitude to assume the Reidy role, tough tackling, ever available, ball-retaining know-how before killer little passes to willing runners (Lookman surely being one of them, maybe Bolasie the other).
Or will he be expected to perform the Bally role of goal-scoring catalyst to the entire attack, the answer to our fabled "No 10" conundrum?
I just hope that at 18/19 he's not the finished product, good as he is, and that he further develops physically and mentally to become a marked man for every team we play, and still wipes the floor with them.
21 Posted 04/04/2017 at 02:25:17
22 Posted 04/04/2017 at 06:21:19
I'm not putting any weight of expectation on Tom, I'm just happy for him and wish him every success as he continues to develop his career with us.
23 Posted 04/04/2017 at 08:14:40
Some comments above on his showing in the derby. He's far from the finished article and still needs senior pros to guide him, especially in games like that. Barry should've started to give him that support (but then Koeman would've got hammered).
24 Posted 04/04/2017 at 08:40:57
25 Posted 04/04/2017 at 08:48:08
26 Posted 04/04/2017 at 08:59:17
And well done also for the courage shown in standing by the other youngsters. Let's hope their development matches that of Davies. The future is looking bright.
27 Posted 04/04/2017 at 09:36:07
The contract is well deserved and I'm pleased for him but the cynic in me can't help but feel it's good news just for the sake of having good news. We weren't going to lose him where we?
28 Posted 04/04/2017 at 10:31:52
29 Posted 04/04/2017 at 11:34:31
Let them achieve something first then tell them how good they are, eg, Gerrard across the park or the so-called Fergie fledglings in the '90s.
We are doomed to continual failure with this policy of "look how great we've been with youngsters".
30 Posted 04/04/2017 at 12:30:20
I have the feeling that the contract negotiations took more than 1 day, fella.
Get twatted at Anfield, here's a new contract we have drawn up on the fly, Tom, do you fancy it?
31 Posted 04/04/2017 at 12:39:49
32 Posted 04/04/2017 at 13:18:05
I also think Barkley will be sold in the summer and this will be better for both parties. Expectations on him every game are too great and not signing a contract means one outcome. I don't know how much his new contract is but 𧴜,000 a week should be the limit.
Unbelievable talking of players salaries. Surgeons at the top of their pay scale receive around 𧴡,000 a year.
33 Posted 04/04/2017 at 13:31:23
34 Posted 04/04/2017 at 13:53:34
I know of plenty of signings at Everton at the age of 23 who got hammered for some of the stuff Barkley does and doesn't do. I don't understand why Barkley should be immune to criticism, there seems to be an expectation that you don't lay into him because he is a blue.
There is a reason that he can't get into the worst England midfield of the last 2 decades and I suspect Ian Riley is right in that Barkley moves on this summer.
If Rooney comes back, I don't see a role for Barkley in the team for the next 2 years and I can't see the club bringing in Rooney to mentor a 23-year-old who should be coming into his best years now.
As for Davies the only factor that will stop Davies outstripping Barkley will be injury.
The points that Don Alexander raises about defining a role for himself are valid but I suspect his energy and reading of the game means he'll be able to play anywhere in midfield that he wants to. I haven't been this excited about an Everton player since Rooney but this time the club are far better placed to hang on to him.
35 Posted 04/04/2017 at 17:43:20
Colin, ffs, chill out.
I've said for a long time, Barkley isn't good enough and I still stand by that. Barkley has an 8/10 game and with some fans, he's suddenly the best midfielder in the world.
Agree with Nick. If we'd signed him two years ago from Spartak Moscow and his name was Igor, he would be gwtting destroyed on these pages.
I hope we sell him, he annoys me frequently at Goodison wirh his poor decision making and losing the ball a lot.
36 Posted 04/04/2017 at 18:19:48
"I don't understand why Barkley should be immune to criticism."
Nick, don't you come onto ToffeeWeb much anymore? Barkley has been battered on here by loads of posters so I don't know where you get the idea that he's been mollycoddled.
I think that the very fact that he IS a local and a Blue means that he'll get more stick than someone who has been brought in. Harvey, Reid, Temple, Osman, Hibbert and Barkley, in fact most local lads have all been verbally hammered on here or in the ground prior to ToffeeWeb's existence.
37 Posted 04/04/2017 at 19:07:51
Personally I would love Barkley to sign a new contract. I think he is a very good player and teams don't like playing against him. His ability to turn away from a challenge is exceptional and he is a potential match winner every time he steps out on to the pitch. So he is yet to have a good derby performance, but he has had enough man-of-the-match displays this season alone to warrant a new contract.
Lukaku can go for the right money. Always had one foot out of the door, anyway never really felt like an Everton player and we will probably get 㿼m + for him this summer.
38 Posted 05/04/2017 at 06:17:51
Apart from the goal against Man City all I've witnessed is another relatively sideways midfielder; sure he has a bit of energy but I'm not convinced he's yet as good as everyone bangs on about like he's already made it.
The kids young and might improve but I'm not entirely sure what his main role is going to be in the middle.
As for Barkley? I'd be quite happy if we got a £30 million bid to move him on, if ever a guy fails to produce the goods it's him.
Plenty of skill but the brains of a peanut and will never be a good enough attacking midfielder for where this club should be aiming to be.
39 Posted 05/04/2017 at 09:48:50
40 Posted 05/04/2017 at 10:03:08
41 Posted 07/04/2017 at 14:09:05
It's got nothing to do with being a local lad and a Blue. It's all to do with him being a very inconsistent footballer and his reluctance to release the ball when others are better placed.
And as others have pointed out, Barkley's decision-making is shocking and I doubt it's going to get any better. I've given him the benefit of the doubt on many occasions but I can't no more because he is so frustrating.
I'd sell him this summer and he can take Pele... er, I mean Lukaku with him as well. Infuriating pair of fuckers.
42 Posted 07/04/2017 at 14:58:40
Well let's hope we get Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Sànchez or WBA's Phillips to replace him then..with those four being the only Premier League players with more assists.
43 Posted 08/04/2017 at 09:22:58
This often quoted stat may be true but it's hardly surprising everything goes through him by default. It's an indication of the dearth of attacking talent in the team and shouldn't be used to hide the fact that Barkley has an utter absence of footballing brains that no coach can fix. I'd cash in tomorrow.
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