Classy move by Everton with ultimate show of faith to Seamus Coleman 4 years ago

Classy move by Everton with ultimate show of faith to Seamus Coleman

A great move by the club.

Just over a month after Seamus Coleman’s leg break versus Wales, Everton have announced that they will retain the services of the Irish international tying him down to a long-term contract.

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In a statement released on the club website, Coleman said that the deal is a ‘massive boost’ in his road to recovery.

The deal was agreed in principal before Coleman left the club for international duties where he suffered his horrific leg break and club chairman Bill Kenwright assured the 28-year old that deal would still be on the table despite the injury.

Speaking to Everton TV, Coleman said:

 “I’m delighted to get this signed,

“I’ve been here for a long time and it’s a special Club that means a lot to me.”

Coleman signed for the Toffees for a mere £60,000 back in 2009 and has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top defenders since.

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"I’m delighted with how the Club has handled the situation. Knowing that I was going to come back and sign it has definitely helped things. It’s a massive boost and gives me something to fight for.

“I want to prove my worth when I come back and show the Club were right for rewarding me with this long-term contract.”

The contract will run up until 2022.

This is yet another example of how well the club has treated Coleman since bearing the brunt of Neil Taylor’s challenge with manager Ronald Koeman visiting the player in Donegal last month.

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And twitter reaction to the deal has been largely positive.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you handle business.

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