Danny Mills has insisted Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson still has a lot to offer as the club reportedly consider offering him a new contract.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Manchester City defender insisted the 31-year-old’s quality on the ball is “absolutely huge”.
The Daily Mail report the Toffees are considering offering the Iceland international a new deal after he played his way back into Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
His current deal expires at the end of next season but after a string of impressive performances in James Rodriguez’s absence, he could be offered fresh terms.
The playmaker has started Everton’s last five games and has contributed two goals and an assist in that time.
However, he struggled to make an impact in their 1-0 loss to West Ham on Friday night and was substituted after 64 minutes at Goodison Park.
Mills told Football Insider: “Up until the West Ham game, I thought in the games he played, he’d done very well.
“He played as a number 10 and I think he’s done very, very well in that situation, off the striker or as the second striker if you like.
“When you get a player of his quality and you’re able to get him on the ball and that type of thing, then, of course, it’s absolutely huge and really important.
“I think he’s done well. OK, the West Ham game wasn’t his greatest game but it can happen. It’s football it can happen sometimes.”
Sigurdsson moved to Everton from Swansea City for an eyewatering £40million fee in the summer of 2017.
He has scored 26 goals and provided 19 assists in 131 games for the Merseyside outfit.
In other news, Football Insider understands an Everton 26-year-old has played his last game for the club.