Everton defender Leighton Baines has signed a new five-year contract with the Goodison Park club.
Baines becomes the latest member of David Moyes' squad to commit his future to the Merseyside outfit following new deals for Tim Cahill, Jack Rodwell and Seamus Coleman earlier this summer.
The left-back had been tipped to make Fabio Capello's England squad for the World Cup this summer only to miss out to Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock.
The 25-year-old moved to Goodison Park from Wigan in 2007 and still had two years remaining on his deal, but has now extended that for an additional three seasons.
Baines told the club's official website: "I'm more than happy to be staying here and committing to the club and it was nice for the club to want me to stay.
"It was simple - it would have been done quicker if I hadn't been away on holiday.
"I still had two years left so wasn't really thinking about it but the manager said to me at the end of last season that I had done well and he wanted to reward me with a new contract, which was great.
"It is nice to have it sorted before we go away to Australia because I can focus on the football and not have anything going on in the background.
"I'm fully-focussed on the trip to Australia and hopefully that will be a good trip leading to a good season."