Coleman signs new five-and-a-half-year contract with Everton

The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international has signed a new long-term deal with the Toffees, committing himself to the Merseyside club until the summer of 2018
Everton utility man Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract which will keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2018.

The Republic of Ireland international joined Everton from Sligo Rovers back in 2009 and has made 67 appearances for David Moyes' men since, scoring four goals.

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The 24-year-old, who began his sporting career as a Gaelic footballer before his move to the Premier League, was understandably delighted to commit his future to the club.

"I'm over the moon. I'm glad to get it all done and to sign for so long at a Club like Everton is a great achievement - I want to be here for as long as possible," Coleman told the club's official website.
"Signing a contract here is fantastic and I'm really looking forward to the next couple of years.
"I'm going to keep working as hard as I have done since day one and keep improving every day in training to impress the manager. I'm really happy to have signed for the length of time that I have."