Everton’s Seamus Coleman (pictured) is close to agreeing a new deal at Goodison Park, Sky Sports is reporting.
The 24-year-old’s current deal runs until 2015, but Everton are keen to reward with him with an extension.
Coleman, a native of Killybegs in Donegal who can play at right-back or on the wing, has been instrumental in Everton’s fine form this season with a number of impressive performances.
Coleman signed for Everton from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in January 2008.
It is believed Coleman had a clause in his contract entitling him to a new deal once he made a certain number of appearances and he is now thought to have passed that threshold.
Coleman’s representative, Hayden Evans, confirmed talks were ongoing and that he was hopeful of a successful conclusion.
“We have held positive talks with Everton and I am confident there will be a positive conclusion soon,” Evans told Sky Sports.
Donegal and former Sligo Rovers soccer ace Seamus Coleman had a disappointing return to the Everton first team on Saturday in their 2-0 victory against Tamworth in the FA Cup
Everton named a strong squad including Seamus Coleman and Marouane Fellaini. Everton struck early and late to seal victory with Johhny Heitinga powered in a header from a Landon Donovan corner to put Everton ahead inside 5 minutes.
Coleman, who was expected to miss out through injury, limped off the field shortly after seeing his shot on goal saved in the 2nd half. His replacement, Baines, then sealed the win with a penalty after Royston Drenthe was tripped by Sam Habergham in the box.
Everton: Howard; Heitinga, Distin, Neville, Coleman (Baines); Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini, Donovan; McFadden (Drenthe), Gueye, Anichebe (Stracqualursi)
Seamie Coleman in action
Kilybegs man Seamus Coleman is expecting his second full campaign in the Premier League to be tougher than his first.
But the Republic of Ireland international says he will do his utmost to avoid the dreaded ‘second season syndrome.’
Coleman was a revelation on the right hand side of midfield for the Blues last term, was nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year and won the same award at Everton.
And whilst accepting that the opposition will be wiser to the threat he poses, the Donegal-born star is keen to continue impressing.
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