Everton boss Moyes: No qualms over Valent contract extension

Moyes said: “There was an option in his contract and a date we had to take it up by. We have been really impressed by him and disappointed by the injuries.”

He added: “We could go back to the World Cup.

“He got to the semi-finals and we needed to give him an extended break and he hardly did any pre-season, so I could look back to that time and say he has never really got up and running this year – and I think the World Cup has got something to do with it.”