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Coleman commits long-term future to Everton

Toffees defender signs long-term contract extension at Goodison Park

Everton defender Seamus Coleman joined the club from Sligo Rovers in 2009

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract extension.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Toffees from Irish club Sligo Rovers in 2009, is now contracted to the Goodison Park club until 2018.

"I'm over the moon," he told the club's official website. "I'm glad to get it all done and to sign for so long at a club like Everton is a great achievement – I want to be here for as long as possible."

Coleman has made a total of 67 Barclays Premier League appearances for Everton and has become an important member of the squad on the right side of defence or midfield.

Key Points

  • Seamus Coleman signs long-term contract extension at Everton
  • Defender commits future to club until 2018
  • Coleman joined from Irish club Sligo Rovers in 2009