Saha commits to Everton

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Everton striker Louis Saha has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2012.

The 31-year-old Frenchman's current deal was due to expire this summer and he was attracting interest from a number of clubs, but he has opted to extend his stay with the Toffees having joined from Manchester United in 2008.

"It was an easy decision. You always think carefully but it didn't take me long to know I wanted to stay because I have enjoyed my time here and I want to be part of the future of Everton," he said. "It is a pleasure and an honour to stay here."

He added: "At certain stages in your career you look at where you are going and by staying at Everton I feel I am going up in my career."

Saha, the club's leading scorer this season with 13 goals from just 20 starts, added on the club's website "I appreciate the way the Everton fans support the team and the way they support me all the time.

"It is a pleasure to be here and see the way the fans work for the team, they help all the players.

"It feels like a family and I really feel a part of it."

Saha was linked with a host of clubs both in England and overseas but manager David Moyes said he never doubted the Frenchman would agree to stay.

"A lot of stupid nonsense has been written about Louis. We have always felt quite confident Louis would sign a new contract," he said.

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