Leighton Baines signs new four-year contract at Everton

Baines signs new Everton deal
© Getty Images
Everton announce that Leighton Baines has signed a new long-term contract at Goodison Park.

Everton have announced that full-back Leighton Baines has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Goodison Park.

Manager Roberto Martinez had suggested in recent weeks that the England international would commit his future to the Merseyside outfit.

There were doubts over the 29-year-old's position at the club during last summer when Manchester United manager David Moyes made his interest known.

However, Baines has opted to continue his career with the Toffees by signing fresh terms on a four-year deal.

"It would be an understatement to say we are delighted to secure the best footballing years of Leighton Baines at our club," Martinez told the club's official website.

"It's a massive boost and exciting for the future. Leighton has just turned 29 and brings the right measure of maturity and football knowledge in a very specialised position on the pitch, bringing an infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad.

"I know that every fan will be delighted with the news and we all share that excitement looking at what's left of this campaign and beyond."

The Kirkby-born full-back, who moved to Everton from Wigan Athletic in 2007, has racked up more than 260 appearances for the club.

West Brom's Shane Long and Everton's Leighton Baines battle for the ball on August 24, 2013
Read Next:
Everton close in on Baines deal?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand