Everton full-back Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-year deal with the Merseyside club.
Coleman, 28, is currently out with a double fracture of his right leg, suffered in the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales.
He joined the Toffees from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in January 2009 and has gone on to play 247 games for the club.
“It is a massive boost and gives me something to fight for,” Coleman told the club’s website.
The deal was agreed before Coleman suffered his injury in March and he received a text message from chairman Bill Kenwright saying the contract was still waiting for him as soon as he was ready to sign it.