Everton's Leon Osman signs new two-year contract with Goodison club

• Deal will keep Osman at Goodison Park until he is 34
• One-club man would have been out of contract next summer

Leon Osman has signed a new two-year contract at Everton that will tie the midfielder to his boyhood club until the age of 34.

Osman, who along with the full-back Tony Hibbert is one of two players to pre-date David Moyes at Everton, would have been out of contract next summer but has now agreed a deal until the end of the 2014–15 season.

The 32-year-old made 42 appearances for Moyes's team last season and received full England recognition for the first time in November's friendly against Sweden, plus the World Cup qualifying win over San Marino.

He scored eight goals for Everton in the last campaign, but missed the final game at Chelsea due to injury. Osman made his full Everton debut in 2003 and has also had loan spells at Carlisle United and Derby County.

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