Everton defender Leighton Baines has signed a new one-year contract with the Merseyside club.
The 34-year-old revealed he drew as much pride from committing to the Blues next season as when he joined from Wigan Athletic in 2007. The defender spoke to Everton’s website after signing the new deal where he revealed he feels proud to extend his stay.
“I do feel as proud as when I first signed. As you get older, you realize the work you need to do to sustain the level required by the Club,” he told the club’s official website.
“And to be judged to be at that level in the later stages of your career is a 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."
Baines has provided more Premier League assists than any other defender (53) in the competition's history.