Nathangelo Markelo, Dennis Adeniran and Beni Baningime could leave Everton this summer as they’ve been short of first-team football, but Alex Denny may be joining the trio through the exit door as he’s been out of favour since 2017 and will be out of contract in the coming months.
The 20-year-old has made just one first-team appearance and has been stuck playing for the reserves. As per Transfermarkt, Denny has featured 34 times for the U18s and 28 times for the U23s, but opportunities at senior level have been scarce.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Denny’s future ‘remains unclear’. And according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Everton must either offer their out-of-contract players a new deal, extend their contract until the end of the season or not hand them an extension before June 24.
The 20-year-old, who can operate in defence and midfield, rose through the youth ranks to the fringes of the Everton first-team in 2017/18 – his only outing came in the Blues’ Europa League win over Apollon Limassol (December 7, 2017). Denny signed a professional contract in 2018 as recognition for his progress, but he’s coming to the end of his two-year deal.
Unfortunately for the Englishman, Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies are ahead of him in the pecking order, so it’s hard to see Denny having a future at Goodison.