Date: 18th May 2020 at 8:45pm
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According to the Liverpool Echo, Con Ouzounidis could leave Everton this summer as his contract ends ‘next month’. The Toffees do ‘have the option of triggering an extension’, but they’re yet to do so.

Ouzounidis is still waiting to make his debut appearance for Everton and will turn 21 in October, so it remains to be seen if he’ll be retained for another season.

Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Lewis Gibson and Michael Keane are standing in his way of getting first-team football while Everton are on the hunt for another centre-back, so Con Ouzounidis’ chances of staying look slim.

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Everton's Cenk Tosun reacts to a missed chance v Southampton

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The 20-year-old made 16 appearances for the U18s and broke into the U23s in  2017/18. He’s made 22 appearances for the reserves but hasn’t yet made the matchday squad for the first-team.

Ouzounidis is coming to the end of a one-year extension signed last summer and hasn’t managed to progress in the last 12 months, so why would Everton keep him?

Morgan Feeney captained the U23s and won Premier League 2 titles, but he was still released this summer and only turned 21 in February, so Ouzounidis would be fortunate to get his contract extended.

He’s had two-and-a-half seasons in the reserves to prove his worth but has still been overlooked.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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