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Carlo Ancelotti addresses James Rodriguez’ contract situation at Everton

Carlo Ancelotti addresses James Rodriguez' contract situation at Everton

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has addressed the contract situation of James Rodriguez as talk over a new deal continues.

The Colombian playmaker is currently under contract until the summer of 2022 at Goodison Park, and the Blues have the option of triggering another year on top of that.

Ancelotti told his pre-Aston Villa press conference: “We didn’t talk about an extension, I’m not involved in this.

“His contract is quite clear, he has two years plus one option. And so I think we have time to talk about this because he has another year of contract plus an option.

“So I don’t think we need to talk about this. Maybe in the next few months we can talk about this.

“I think he’s happy here.”

The Toffees boss also added: “It’s a club that has a clear project. In this clear project, you need to invest because you want to improve and be better in the future.

“We didn’t talk for the next season at least, but we are going to talk in the next few weeks at least to try and improve the squad and to be better next season.

“This is the idea we have and that everyone in the club has. This season, I don’t know how we’re going to finish, but until now we’ve improved a lot compared to last season.

“The improvement was there, I think we can step up quickly if we have a good position in Europe for next season, but also we can step up and put in place a good programme for next season.”

Source- Liverpool ECHO

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