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Ashley Williams will wait to decide future after Everton

On-loan defender set to depart Toffees when contract expires in June

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Williams has spent the season with Championship side Stoke City
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Everton’s on-loan defender Ashley Williams says he is in no hurry to decide where he will play his football next season.

Williams, 34, is almost certain to depart Goodison Park this summer when his contract expires in June, and has spent this campaign with Championship side Stoke City.

But the Wales captain and centre-back told the Daily Mail he feels it would be unfair on the Potters to look further than the conclusion of this season, which has seen him make 31 appearances for Nathan Jones’ team, saying:

“There have been no conversations yet. I’ll sort to my own future at the end of the season. It is like any other summer where you have to make decisions.

“I’m in a position now where I’m out of contract and I’ve been on loan at Stoke; we’ll have to decide what I’m going to do.

“I think it would be a little bit disrespectful, in my opinion, to Stoke, to start looking into that before the loan that we agreed was up.

“I’ll finish the season then see where we are at.”

Williams joined Everton from Swansea City for £12 million in August 2016, making 73 outings in royal blue before being one of four players told by manager Marco Silva to stay away from first team training during pre-season in July.