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Jagielka signs new deal

March 18, 2011

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at Goodison Park until 2015, the club have announced.

Phil Jagielka
PA PhotosPhil Jagielka has been a mainstay in the Everton defence since joining from Sheffield United

The deal replaces his existing one, which was due to expire in 2014.

"I am really pleased," said Jagielka. "We had talks a while ago and I knew it would only be a case of getting it signed and sealed and you can tell by the smile on my face that I am absolutely delighted to commit my future to Everton.

"I had a little while left on my last one but it is obviously nice to get a new one. I can concentrate on the football and hopefully there are exciting times ahead for me and the club."

Jagielka has been one of manager David Moyes major transfer successes, having arrived from Sheffield United in 2007.

He won the club's player of the year award the following season despite sustaining a serious knee injury in the second half of the campaign.