Roberto Martinez has indicated that Everton are keen to reward Seamus Coleman with the offer of a new contract following the right-back’s scintillating start to the season.
Coleman has four-and-a-half years left on his current deal but the Blues boss plans to sit down with the Republic of Ireland defender in the summer.
The right-back has already scored six goals this term, while also helping Everton record nine clean sheets.
These dazzling displays resulted in him topping an evertonfc.com poll where fans were asked to name their player of the season so far.
Coleman scooped 44 per cent of the votes – a statistic which underlined his progress under Martinez this season.
"I’m sure at the end of the season we will look at his contract," said Martinez. "His role in the team is growing, he is getting more important.
"He is happy at Everton and has a long-term contract but I always said that players that do well and perform, it is my intention to sit down in the summer and reassess.
"He has created at least two good opportunities in every game and has been getting better in taking those chances and is getting better.
"He is getting stronger in the build-up play, in the positional play, and growing as a player. He is a young man but the sky is the limit."
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