Seamus Coleman signs five-year contract extension with Everton
Great news Everton fans, despite speculation to the contrary, it seems as if the Irish international is going nowhere.
Coleman’s fabulous performances for club and country last season had prompted suggestions of a move to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, but there had been whispers in the last 24 hours that the Donegal native would commit his future to Everton and the club have confirmed as much this evening.
Coleman has put pen to paper on a five-year contract extension that will keep the 25-year old at Goodison Park until 2019, maintaining a strong Irish connection with the Toffees, who also have Irish internationals James McCarthy, Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady and Shane Duffy in their ranks.
BREAKING: Defender Seamus Coleman has signed a five-year contract extension that will keep him at Everton until the summer of 2019. #EFC
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Commenting on his new deal, Coleman said: "With how much I love playing at Everton, I was delighted to get the chance to sign another contract.
"I've been at Everton five years now and I love everything around the place. I love working with all the players, the staff, the coaching staff - everything. It was a very happy decision to make.
"With the manager and some of the players we have, we're going to the right places."