Everton are eager to tie their 34-year old midfielder Lee Carsley for a few more years even though the player has been at Goodison Park for six long years. The Merseyside Blues are almost assured of UEFA Cup qualification and with a bit of luck and consistency can even break into a UEFA Champions League position at the end of the season and Everton manager David Moyes wants to keep all his best players for a European expedition next season.
Along with Tony Hibbert, Carsley is the only player accompanying Moyes since he took office wa back in 2002 but his current contract runs out in the summer. Carsley’s contract talks with the club is expected to commence as early as next week and in all likelihood, the influential midfielder will stay at the Goodison for some more time.
Yet, this might be observed by some cynics as potentially dangerous to Everton’s chances of establising themselves as one of the big teams in the Premier League in the next few years. After all, it doesn’t augur much vision should the old guards be persuaded to stay at a club even though they might still be going strong. Maybe Moyes should now think about replacing Lee Carsley by a younger midfielder.