NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Everton player Phil Jagielka (l) is challenged by Gabriel Obertan during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on January 2, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

London - England defender Phil Jagielka could see out his career at Everton after signing a contract extension keeping him at the Premier League club until 2017.

Everton said on their website ( on Thursday that the 30-year-old centre-back had added two years to an existing deal that runs out at the end of the 2014-15 season.

“We are delighted Phil has agreed to commit his long term future here at Goodison Park,” said chief executive Robert Elstone.

“Phil is a hugely important and influential player and I, like many Evertonians, look forward to seeing him play in a Blue shirt for many years to come.”

Jagielka joined Everton from Sheffield United in 2007. – Reuters