Steven Naismith: Everton forward signs new three-year contract
Steven Naismith has signed a three-year contract extension at Everton, which will keep him at the club until 2019.
The 28-year-old Scotland international joined the Toffees on a free transfer in 2012, signing an initial four-year deal.
The former Rangers and Kilmarnock forward has six goals this season and scored on Monday evening when the Toffees beat QPR 3-1 at Goodison Park.
"I am so happy here," Naismith told the club's television channel.
"From the moment I signed my first contract here it wasn't long before I saw what a great club it was.
"I would say this is probably the best form of my career. I'm delighted to have agreed an extension which will keep me here for a few more years yet."
|Steven Naismith: A career in focus|
|Makes professional debut for Kilmarnock in 2004, wins young player of the year awards from Scottish Football Writers in 2006 and Scottish PFA in 2007.|
|Joins Rangers in August 2007 for £1.9m, scoring 33 goals in 140 appearances for the Glasgow giants, wins six trophies.|
|Moves to Everton on a free transfer in July 2012, comes off bench 20 times in difficult first season.|
|Breaks into Roberto Martinez's first team in early 2014 and becomes a key player; now has 18 goals in 85 appearances.|
|Has 34 caps for Scotland, usually as attacking midfielder, with four international goals, all in qualifying matches.|