Everton Captain Phil Jagielka Signs New One-year Contract

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Everton skipper Phil Jagielka has signed a one-year contract extension with the club until the end of June 2019.

The 34-year-old defender has penned the new deal after a decade at Goodison Park.

Jagielka, who thanked chairman Bill Kenwright for the new deal, has now targeted winning a trophy before the end of his contract and is excited about Everton’s future.

“That is what you want to be part of,” said the defender, who was due to be out of contract next June.

“The club is moving forward. I do not think the transfer business is finished but it is good that we have got people in nice and early.

“For the chairman to offer me the extra year – hopefully I can play my role, whatever that might be. First and foremost, I want to get myself in that team and do my bit on the pitch.

“Realistically, winning a trophy is an aim this season, next season… and into the future.

“We want to be competing for things.

“We have the European game coming up, we want to get through that, then we will look forward to competing in four competitions this season and performing in every one.”

Everton have had a busy summer in the transfer market, bringing in goalkeeper Jordan Pickford; defenders Michael Keane and Cuco Martina; midfielder Davy Klaassen and forwards Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru. The latter will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Belgian club Anderlecht.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman said of Jagielka: “Phil is a natural captain and his continued level of fitness contributes also to him being a really important player for us.

“The fact that he has been an Everton player for a decade now underlines his character and why he is a player admired by many people, and also by the manager.”



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