Leighton Baines admits he could retire at Everton

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Everton defender Leighton Baines has said that he would be happy to see out the rest of his career at Goodison Park.

Since joining the club from Wigan Athletic in 2007, the defender has been widely regarded as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League, with his offensive game as good as his defensive ability.

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The player’s loyalty to the Everton cause was tested last season when former Toffees manager David Moyes made a bid for him whilst boss of Manchester United.

However, Baines chose to stick with Everton and new manager Roberto Martinez and his decision appears to have been vindicated as the club look to launch another assault at the Champions League places this season.

Looking to the future

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 29-year-old said he wanted to help the club achieve some long-awaited success and referred to the four year contract that he signed in January.

"I was happy to commit myself and over the next few years now, I will be doing all I can to help the team keep improving,” he said.

“I may well retire here now. I'm not looking to go anywhere else. I'm trying to enjoy my football and to try and achieve something at this club because it's been starved of success over the last couple of decades.

"I would love to be a part of a team that brings success back," said the player. 

Previous Success

Indeed, the club have not enjoyed trophy success since the FA Cup win of 1995 under Joe Royle.

Martinez’s arrival at the start of last season – fresh from winning the FA Cup with Wigan – brought a renewed sense of optimism after a decade of stability but no trophies under David Moyes.

Despite a slow start to the current campaign, with two successive 2-2 draws, the players and fans will be hoping for a win at the weekend against Chelsea, the former club of new signing Samuel Eto’o.

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