Muhamed Besic has vowed to give his all for the Everton cause after signing a new five-and-a-half year deal with the club.
The Bosnia international has put pen to paper on a new contract that ties him to the Toffees until June 2021.
It is just reward for the combative midfielder, who recently won the January Player of the Month award after a series of effervescent, stylish displays in the heart of the Blues’ midfield.
The 23 year old’s form was cut short after a recurrence of the hamstring injuries that have plagued his 2015/16 campaign.
But, after signing on the dotted line, Besic claimed he is ready to continue where he left off and help propel Everton up the league standings.
“I’m really happy to have signed a new contract with a club such as Everton,” Besic told evertontv.
“After a year and a half with the Club, it makes me proud that they have given me a new deal.
“When I first arrived here it was difficult for me, but now I feel at home. The supporters, as well as the manager, the staff and my teammates, have all made me welcome at the Club and I feel really happy.
“It was very easy when I heard about it. It was clear that I wanted to stay and sign the new contract.
“When people look at my game, before and now, I think I have improved a lot in many different areas. But, like you have seen, I am still adapting to the league and I will continue to work hard and give my best.
“We always speak about things we want to achieve, Europe and other things. We have to show it on the pitch and do it. The next 12 games and also Chelsea in the FA Cup, I hope we can do our speaking on the pitch.”