Everton have announced via their official Twitter that Roberto Martinez has signed a new five year contract to stay with the Toffees at least until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
With Ashley Cole's exclusion and subsequent international retirement, Leighton Baines will be England's starter at left back for the World Cup where he'll be joined by teammate Ross Barkley.
Leighton Baines was subbed off in the final moments of Everton's loss to Southampton with a knock that will be assessed by the Toffees' medical staff.
Leighton Baines delivered a top performance against Manchester United, scoring the game-winning goal and keeping a clean sheet as the Toffees keep pace with Arsenal for the final Champions League spot in a 2-0 win over Manchester United.
Leighton Baines agrees to a new long-term deal with Everton FC.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez commented on the importance of keeping Leighton Baines at Goodison Park long term after the team's 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday.
After missing out on the FA Cup match with Queens Park Rangers over the weekend, Leighton Baines is expected to return to training tomorrow and be available for the upcoming league match with Stoke City.
Leighton Baines converted a penalty chance in 2nd half injury time, allowing Everton to escape The Brittania with a point in a 1-1 final.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has not discussed a new deal with Leighton Baines, but insists that his prized left back (or anyone else on his team) is not for sale, unless their valuation is met.
Leighton Baines is making good progress, and could return from injury sooner than expected. This will cast doubt on Bryan Oviedo's fantasy value going forward, but may not be an issue for this week.
In a recent interview for Everton's offcial website, Leighton Baines expressed his desire to return to action in time for the busy festive period but could not provide any more clarity on when that return should be expected.
Roberto Martinez updated the timetable for Leighton Baines' return from a toe injury, stating he thinks the left back will be out for another 3-4 weeks.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez gave an update on Leighton Baines' status in his recent press conference, stating the left back was making good progress with his toe injury, but could not provide a timetable for his return, going so far as to say Baines may not be ready until the New Year.
Roberto Martinez attempted to offer a bit more clarity on Leighton Baines' toe injury, stating that the left back could be held out of action from a period anywhere between ten days to six weeks.