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Jagielka signs new deal with Everton

January 3, 2013
By Mike Whalley

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has signed a new contract that will keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2017.

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The England centre-back, 30, has agreed a two-year extension to his existing deal, which was due to run until the end of the 2014-15 season.

Jagielka has established himself as a key member of Everton's back line since manager David Moyes signed him from Sheffield United for £4 million in 2007.

The defender, who made his senior international debut in 2008, has won 16 England caps, and scored his first goal for his country in last August's 2-1 friendly victory over Italy in Bern.

His new deal has been confirmed six days after right-back Seamus Coleman signed his own long-term contract with the club.

Everton chief executive Robert Elstone told the club website: "We are delighted Phil has agreed to commit his long-term future here at Goodison Park. Phil is a hugely important and influential player and I, like many Evertonians, look forward to seeing him play in a blue shirt for many years to come.

"Discussions have been taking place for a short while and, now they are completed, I would like to thank Phil and representatives for the professionalism and courtesy shown throughout those negotiations."