Phil Jagielka pens one-year contract extension at Everton

“I came back for pre-season and tried to get my fitness levels as high as possible, ready to compete for a place,” Jagielka told evertontv.

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“It is always nice to have the potential of an extra year with the club, and it did not take too long for me to decide to sign. I was delighted to do so and I am looking forward to the journey over the next two years.

“It has been a fantastic time here but, hopefully, we will create some more special memories in the next two years and I can look back on my time at Everton with a smile on my face.”

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Jagielka’s current deal was due to expire at the end of this season, but he has now committed to a one-year extension, which means that he is tied to the club until 2019.

The 34-year-old faces a battle to be Ronald Koeman’s first choice following the summer acquisition of Michael Keane from Burnley, but he has insisted that putting pen to paper on a fresh contract was an easy decision.



Jagielka became part of the Merseyside outfit in 2007 when he signed from Sheffield United.

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