Everton skipper Phil Jagielka reacts on Twitter to one-year contract extension

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Everton’s Phil Jagielka has penned a contract extension at the club.

Everton skipper Phil Jagielka has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to reveal his delight at signing a new contract with the club.

The 32-year-old has penned a one-year contract extension keeping him at Goodison Park until the end of the 2017-18 campaign, the BBC report.

"I love it here, I want to stay here and thankfully enough Everton felt the same," he was quoted as saying by the BBC on his contract agreement.

Jagielka joined the Toffees in 2007 from Sheffield United and has since become a leading figure at the club, taking over the captain’s armband from Phil Neville following his retirement.

Last season, Jagielka started all but one Premier League match and averaged 1.5 interceptions, 1.4 tackles and a club-high 10 effective clearances per encounter.

His performances saw him named the club’s Player of the Year, and his personal highlight of the campaign without doubt was an unstoppable 30-yard, 90th minute equaliser in-front of the Kop End at Liverpool.

Roberto Martinez’s side finished the campaign well, winning six of their last 10 matches to cover up an otherwise somewhat disappointing season at Goodison Park.

The Toffees rather surprisingly struggled defensively in the early stages, but their late-season form from Jagielka and co. will provide optimism heading into the new campaign.

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