English Premiership

Naismith pens Toffees extension

2014-12-18 08:55
Steven Naismith (Action Images)
Cape Town - Steven Naismith has committed his long-term future to Everton after putting pen to a three-year contract extension, keeping him at Goodison Park until 2019, reports Football411.

The 28-year-old first arrived on Merseyside in 2012 and has gone on to become a fan favourite, as well as a regular starter, under Roberto Martinez.

The Scotland international, who netted his sixth goal of the season in the 3-1 win over QPR on Monday, told Evertontv: "I am so happy here. From the moment I signed my first contract here it wasn't long before I saw what a great club it was.

"Over the months and years it has progressed into a fantastic move for myself on and off the park. I am delighted to have agreed an extension which will keep me here for a few more years yet.

"When you come to the last 18 months of your contract, negotiations start happening and it was pretty relaxed and straightforward because I have loved my time here and this season and last season you have seen the best of me; hopefully there's more to come.

"I think I have felt more wanted in recent times than at the start of my Everton career. Confidence has grown, I have put in some good performances and we have had a successful time as a team as well.

"I would say it is probably the best form of my career. I understand the game more, I understand what the manager is wanting from me and I have played in a few different roles and contributed in those roles. It's definitely the most consistent I have been."

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