Everton FC today announce that left-back Leighton Baines has signed a new 1-year contract, having been previously out-of-contract on 1st June.
Leighton Baines told evertontv via Everton’s official website “I do feel as proud as when I first signed. As you get older, you realise the work you need to do to sustain the level required by the Club.
“And to be judged to be at that level in the later stages of your career is 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.
“We are confident about what we can do and striving to achieve success.”
Everton manager Marco Silva added “It was vital for me to keep Leighton at Everton and I am very pleased to finalise his contract before we return for pre-season.
“Leighton is part of the Club’s fabric and a top-class professional.
“Most importantly, Leighton is still an exceptionally good footballer and features in our vision for what we want to achieve at Everton.”