McFadden talks on hold
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton will discuss a new contract with James McFadden in the summer.
Everton will discuss a new contract with James McFadden in the summer, with the Scotland international keen to stay at Goodison Park.
McFadden enjoyed an impressive second half of the season and is looking to commit his future to The Toffees.
The forward has a further 12 months to run on his present deal and has reportedly been offered a double-your-money package to 2009.
But further negotiations have been put on hold by Everton, who will revisit the situation at some point in the summer.
The 22-year-old's agent Catherine Robertson stated there is interest in the former Motherwell starlet from other clubs.
Robertson, though, confirmed McFadden wants to stay on Merseyside, but concedes the next move must now be made by Everton.
"I have been trying to negotiate his contract, but as yet there is still nothing," said Robertson.
"All James can do is keep performing and getting it right on the pitch and the rest will take care of itself.
"There have been clubs interested in him, but he wants to prove himself at Everton and his performances have shown that this season.
"He's had a long run in the team and we are just waiting on a phone call. The ball is in Everton's court."