Leighton Baines signs new one-year deal at Everton as 34-year-old defender prepares to embark on his 13th season at Goodison Park
- Baines has signed a new one-year contract until the end of June 2020
- Everton boss Marco Silva said Baines still had a major role to play at club
- The 34-year-old is expected to provide vital cover for left back Lucas Digne
Everton defender Leighton Baines has signed a new one-year contract with the club.
The 34-year-old former England international’s current deal was due to expire this summer and the Toffees announced he will now embark on a 13th season with them.
‘Leighton Baines has signed a new one-year contract with Everton until the end of June 2020,’ Everton said in a statement on the club website.
Everton defender Leighton Baines has signed a new one-year contract with the club
‘The left-back revealed he drew as much pride from committing to the Blues next season as when he joined from Wigan Athletic in 2007.’
Baines is expected to provide vital cover for Lucas Digne, who became first choice left-back following his arrival from Barcelona last summer.
‘I do feel as proud as when I first signed,’ Baines said. ‘As you get older, you realise the work you need to do to sustain the level required by the club.’
Everton boss Marco Silva said Baines still had a major role to play at Goodison Park.
‘Leighton is part of the club’s fabric and a top-class professional,’ Silva said.
‘Most importantly, Leighton is still an exceptionally good footballer and features in our vision for what we want to achieve at Everton.’
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