Roberto Martinez: James McCarthy has gone from strength to strength since his arrival here at Goodis
Everton's James McCarthy committed his future to the Toffees by signing a new five-year deal.
The former Wigan midfielder finally got his wish and will be staying with the Blues despite interest from teams competing in European competition.
And, Everton boss Roberto Martinez had his say on McCarthy's decision to sign a new deal at Goodison Park.
He said: “When you are trying to shape a squad, the new faces are always important, but it’s vital to be able to build also on the continuity of top performers at the Club and James represents that.
“That vital element of continuity in the squad is a great boost for the Club, with James committing to a new, long-term contract.
“He has gone from strength to strength since his arrival here at the Club and he’s still a young man whom we want to see grow and continue to help the team to achieve success.
“At the age of 24, he’s already contributed immensely towards the team these past two seasons and the fact that the best years of his career lie ahead of him is something that is tremendously exciting for the team and for the fans.”