Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be in it for the long haul, as he has agreed to sign a five-year deal with the club.
According to BBC Sport, the 24-year-old midfielder’s new deal will expire in 2020, but the financial terms of the new deal are unknown.
McCarthy expressed his excitement in signing a long-term deal with the Toffees.
“I’m buzzing and delighted to be committing my future long-term. I’ve loved every minute I’ve been here, with the fans having made me feel so welcome from day one, as well as the players and the staff,” McCarthy said.
The Republic of Ireland international had been linked to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but the midfielder has decided to remain at Goodison Park.
Defender John Stones also appears to be in the Toffees’ long-term plans, despite drawing heavy interest from Chelsea.
Tottenham particularly showed interest in the Everton midfielder, as they were willing to offer winger Aaron Lennon in return, who was with Spurs on a loan deal.
McCarthy has spent the last two seasons of his career with Everton, making 76 appearances while scoring three goals.
The Toffees are hoping to bounce back from an 11th place finish and make a push for a European spot.