Leighton Baines signs new one-year deal at Everton

Set for one more year at Goodison Park

Everton’s veteran left-back Leighton Baines has signed a new one-year contract with the Toffees, with his previous deal having been set to expire this summer.

Baines has been incredibly important for Everton since signing from Wigan all the way back in 2007.

Since then, the left-back has made 411 appearances for the Blues, scoring 38 goals and assisting a whopping 67 times.

Despite now being 34-years-old, Baines is still a dependable option in the Premier League.

As a result, Everton have moved to tie Baines down for an extra year.

Everton Marcel Brands

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Everton Director of Football, Marcel Brands looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I do feel as proud as when I first signed”

As announced by the Toffees on Wednesday, Baines has signed a new one-year contract with Everton until the end of June 2020.

Speaking about his new deal, Baines is proud to sign with his boyhood club once again.

“I do feel as proud as when I first signed,” Baines explained to Everton’s official website.

“As you get older, you realise the work you need to do to sustain the level required by the Club.

“And to be judged to be at that level in the later stages of your career is testament to the work you do. You take pride in it all.

“When you look at the back end of last season and how well we played and the results we picked up against some good teams it gives us plenty of optimism going into this season.

“We are confident about what we can do and striving to achieve success.”

Everton to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona for around 25 million euros

Baines will seemingly be joined by Andre Gomes at Everton next season.

Following his loan spell at Goodison, Everton are set to sign the midfielder in a deal worth around 25 million euros.

Click here to find out more about the transfer.

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