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Town Talking to Everton About Garbutt's Future
Friday, 13th Dec 2019 11:34

Town boss Paul Lambert has revealed that the Blues are talking to Everton regarding on-loan left-back Luke Garbutt's future.

The 26-year-old has had a very impressive season so far and has scored five goals, the latest of which in Tuesday’s FA Cup defeat to Coventry.

Asked whether he would like to get something longer term sorted with the former England U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 international with his Goodison Park contract up in the summer, he said discussions are ongoing.

”I think [general manager of football operations] Lee [O’Neill] is talking to Everton already,” he said.

“I think he’s done great, he’s scored five I think from more or less left-back which is an incredible return, so I’m really happy with his contribution since he’s been here.”

Lambert admitted that other clubs may also be taking note of Garbutt’s performances for the Blues.

“They could do,” he said. “But I think Luke really enjoys it here. He’s playing in front of big crowds every week, but a lot will depend on Everton, a lot will depend on Luke.”

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beornioblue added 11:37 - Dec 13
This would be a great bit of business in my opinion, good player and better than Kenlock.

I think the hit and miss statistics would improve with playing week in week out too , enough tinkering please Mr Lambert its mid December let them play together now.

Radlett_blue added 12:01 - Dec 13
With 6 months left on his Everton deal you wouldn't think they would want much of a fee. The only problem is, he may have better options elsewhere. The kind of player we should be making an effort to sign permanently.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:20 - Dec 13
Radlett, I agree. I think this will boil down to how happy he is here and how desperate he is to settle at a club. A longer contract might tempt him. A very important signing if we're lucky.

Wallingford_Boy added 12:30 - Dec 13
Great left midfielder. Average left back.

BaddowBlue1 added 12:38 - Dec 13
Has completely lost his way at Everton, but has done well at Oxford and here on loan. Will probably be down to what his agent thinks at the end of the day as while we pay good wages it still might not be enough unless we make it back to the Championship. Still if the lad is happy here and trying to build a career then it should be a no brainer for him, particularly if Everton give him a pay off to get him off their books. Hope he makes a wise decision!

Bluearmy_81 added 12:47 - Dec 13
Please Evans can you piss about on this for long enough to fcuk it up... Its what I'm used to now, I'd be otherwise disappointed. Thanks

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 13:40 - Dec 13
We need to get this done if at all possible to help keep the more negative of our troops onside.

BullardsMagicMullet added 13:58 - Dec 13
It can't be money, he has been on £30k a week for the last 5 years at Everton, just hope playing every week at a club that is 100% behind him will be the major factor.

Nazemariner added 14:15 - Dec 13
I don't think Everton will be the problem. It'll be whether or not he'll be happy to take 3 or 4k a week at Portman Road.

Suffolkboy added 16:56 - Dec 13
Sometimes personal satisfaction and happiness in the professional/ work surroundings count for a very great deal .
Let’s be positive and hope this is a deal to please all round !

ITFCsince73 added 19:51 - Dec 13
Considering he’s not had the greatest of careers upto now.
My god he has earned some serious dollar since turning pro.
New contract he signed 2015 was worth £6m ish.
That’s without what was earned 2011-15. On a premier league contract.

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 22:59 - Dec 13
Good player . Let's hope we get it done .

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