Reports: Leon Osman agrees one-year contract extension at Everton

Leon Osman

Everton midfielder Leon Osman has reportedly agreed a one-year extension to his contract at Goodison Park.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman will sign a one-year extension to his contract at Everton, with his current deal running out in the summer, according to reports.

Osman made his debut for the Toffees in 2000, and has been at the club ever since, though he did have a couple of loan spells during the early part of his career.

The 33-year-old still has a part to play in the Everton side, despite his influence arguably lesser than it was, having made nine appearances for the club so far this term.

Osman could play a part for Everton in tonight's Europa League clash with Lille at Goodison Park, as manager Roberto Martinez may decide to freshen up his side a little.

His versatility is perhaps one reason Martinez is keen to keep hold of Osman given that he can play in both a deeper and advanced midfield role, and on the flanks if required.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere once compared Osman to Barcelona star Andres Iniesta, and Osman's form was rewarded at international level in 2012, having won two caps for his country.

During his time at Goodison Park, Osman has made 389 appearances for the club, scoring 52 goals. He was a near ever-present in the side under David Moyes while his experience is still valued by his successor as they secure his services for another season.

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