Baines commits to Toffees

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Full-back Leighton Baines has signed a new five-year contract at Everton.

The 25-year-old, who moved to Goodison Park from Wigan in 2007 and still had two years remaining on his deal, was a member of England's provisional 30-man World Cup squad but did not make the final 23 for South Africa.

Baines told "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."

He added: "It was simple - it would have been done quicker if I hadn't been away on holiday."

The news came as the Toffees revealed they had also completed a deal to sign France Under-21 striker Magaye Gueye from Strasbourg for an undisclosed fee.

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