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New Deal For Distin

Defender pens new one-year contract with Blues

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Sylvain Distin

Sylvain Distin has signed a new one-year contract with Everton that will keep him at Goodison Park for the 2012/13 season.

The French defender’s existing deal expired this summer but the Blues have taken up an option to extend it for another campaign.

Distin has been a great servant to the Club and is the current Players’ Players of the Season following his efforts last term.

The 34-year-old said he was delighted to be taking his Everton career into a fourth campaign.

He said: "I am really happy it is done and I can go on holiday now and relax. I was always confident but you never know.

"Sometimes it can take a little longer than expected but it is done now and I am really happy to be staying for another season.

"From my side there was never any issue and I said from day one that I wanted to stay. The Club also made me understand that they wanted me to stay and that is why we were talking about my contract.

"As I said, it maybe took a bit longer than expected, but the most important thing is that it is done now, I really wanted it and I am really happy."

The vastly-experienced centre-half has made 115 appearances since signing from Portsmouth three years ago.

Next season will see him turn 35, but he is not even thinking about a time when he is not playing football.

"I want to go as long as possible," he added. "I think you'll have to kick me out!"

patrick liddaneWe love you Sylvan and Everton.

Saturday 26th May 09:23 Report Comment

KevinJoseph CollinsonGreat start to next season. Sylvain is as about as good as you can have as a defender. True dedicated professional who cares about himself and his performances. I have great respect for this man.

Saturday 26th May 05:33 Report Comment

Hugh DanielsA true Pro - glad to have him!

Friday 25th May 23:52 Report Comment

Julie NaybourExcellent. A true professional, dedicated and hard working.

Friday 25th May 23:43 Report Comment

Geir NilssenA wise decision by the club and it is good to know Distin will be with us for at least one more year.

Friday 25th May 21:29 Report Comment

Victor TayKeep on going strong Distin!

Friday 25th May 17:36 Report Comment

Paul HowellsFantastic, Distin has been a rock for us. Yes he made a mistake in the semi but I'm pretty sure he was as hurt by it as the rest of us and that one mistake cant ruin his whole season.

Friday 25th May 14:08 Report Comment

Scott Boltongood stuff! Solid is the best word to describe him.

Friday 25th May 13:48 Report Comment
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