Captain Jagielka hoping to extend Everton stay


Everton captain Phil Jagielka said his future at Goodison Park should be determined in the next 10 days after making a cameo appearance in Friday’s Premier League victory over Burnley.

Jagielka has made seven appearances all season and his contract expire at the end of the campaign, potentially bringing down the curtain on his 12-year stay at the Merseyside club.

The 36-year-old centre back received a rousing ovation from the home supporters as he was sent on in stoppage-time to help Everton claim their eighth clean sheet in 10 league matches.

When asked if this was his farewell game at Goodison Park, Jagielka said: “The answer to that will probably come in the next 10 days. I hope not, but obviously there is a possibility it could be.

“Time will tell and if not I will plod on and go and find somewhere else to go and play football.

“I look back and there have been some great moments. Hopefully, there are some to continue but if there aren’t then I can’t complain. I’ll continue to play football for as long as I can.”

REUTERS/Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

Celtic seal eighth consecutive Scottish league title
Leicester's Rodgers impressed by Sterling's desire
Draw for African preliminaries for 2022 World Cup
FA to introduce ‘sin bins’ in grassroots soccer to tackle dissent
Trabzonspor lose CAS appeal over 2010-11 Turkish title
Toronto FC part ways with F Boyd
EFL give Bolton and Bury Monday deadline to prove financial viability
PSG sign Everton’s Gueye on four-year contract

Leave a Reply