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.

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