Bidwell waits to discover whether Everton offer new deal

Jake Bidwell says he would like to play for Brentford again next season – even if Everton decide to keep him.

The 19-year-old full-back has become a fans’ favourite after making 20 appearances for the Bees since arriving on loan at Griffin Park.

His Everton contract expires this summer and they are currently deciding whether to offer a new deal to the academy graduate, who joined them as an 11-year-old.

And Bidwell wants a second spell at Brentford, possibly on loan if the Merseysiders do give him another contract.

Bidwell said: “I’d like to come back next season – even if it’s a season-long loan.

“But it’s really not up to me now. It’s in Everton’s hands and I’ve just got to go along with whatever they say.

“Hopefully I’ll know a bit more about what’s going on in the next couple of weeks but I really don’t know what’s going on or what the plan is at the moment.”

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