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Breandan Galloway to be rewarded with new Everton Deal

New deal ... Brendan Galloway (right) impressed against Chelsea last weekend

15/09/2015 00:00:00
by UK Papers
New contract offer ... Brendan Galloway

EVERTON manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Zimbabwe-born Brendan Galloway will be offered a new contract at the English premiership side as reward for his impressive progress this season.

The 19-year-old has started four of the Blues first five Premier League games this season, filling in ably for the injured Leighton Baines. He signed a five-year deal when he moved from MK Dons in August 2014.

Martinez negotiations over a new deal for the defender were in the offing.

He said: “Brendan is like any other youngster at the football club, and we have very specific programs in terms of trying to fulfil their potential.

“It is fair to say that Brendan is ahead of that program, and he has surprised everybody in the manner he has faced the opportunity of playing in the first team.

“And we always say that when a player gets ahead of his program, we want to look into rewarding the player with a new contract.

“Everything is in stages, well-structured, but in the same way we put a lot of hopes and expectations on the shoulders of the players, we are the first to recognise and reward the players.

“It (a new contract) is just another step forward to where we feel Brendan is going to get.”

We always felt that Brendan had potential ... Roberto Martinez

Galloway was in particularly fine form in the weekend win over Chelsea, setting up Steven Naismith’s opening goal and handling the threat of Pedro with maturity and aggression.

“He’s only 19 but he’s one of those players who is a joy to work with,” Martinez added.

“He brings you a real excitement about the potential that he has because he’s a very good defender.

“He’s someone who can be left in one-v-one situations, he’s very good in the air and he’s got electric pace to get forward and have that final ball like we saw in the first goal for Steven Naismith on Saturday. The way he has stepped up into the team has been really important.”

“We always felt that Brendan had that potential - that’s why we made sure we put a lot of effort to bring him into the football club from MK Dons, where he had a very good education.


“At 19, the amount of games he has played in the first team, and the manner he has done it, is impressive.

“Nothing fazes him, he has an incredible personality, and as you can see he gets better and better with every game he is involved.”

Before joining Everton Galloway became the youngest player in MK Dons’ history to feature for the club when, at the age of 15, he made his debut as a second-half substitute in a 6-0 FA Cup victory over Nantwich Town in November 2011.

He went on to make his League debut the following April and in total made 17 appearances for the League One club and scored once.

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