Friday 24 May 2013
Everton midfielder Leon Osman has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2015.
The 32-year-old has been at Goodison Park for all his career and has played a key role in Everton finishing sixth in the Barclays Premier League in the 2012/13 season.
"I have been here since I left school and I am delighted that's going to continue"
Osman scored five times in 36 league appearances during the season, including a long-range strike in a 2-0 win over Manchester City. His form was rewarded with a first England cap in a friendly against Sweden in November.
Speaking to Everton's official website, Osman said: "I am delighted to have put my signature on another contract and secured another year at the club.
"I have been here since I left school, I am a player and a fan, I love coming to work every day and I am delighted that's going to continue."
Osman made his Barclays Premier League debut for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2003 and has gone on to amass 284 league appearances, scoring 39 times.
He played under David Moyes, who will become Manchester United manager on July 1, throughout his career, but this did not deter him from committing himself to the club.
"We are not quite sure what's going to happen with a manager but I am still delighted to have secured my future here at the club," he said. "It's time to take the family on holiday now, enjoy it and recharge the batteries for next season."