Seamus Coleman lands bumper $13 million deal with Premier League Everton

Ireland defender Seamus Coleman

Ireland defender Seamus Coleman has landed a new contract and a $13million windfall with Premier League Everton.

The Donegal full-back has committed himself to the Toffees until the summer of 2018 under the deal.

Now 24, Coleman was signed from Sligo Rovers for just $100,000 but will earn over $13million on this new contract.

The Ireland international said: “I’m over the moon. I’m glad to get it all done and to sign for so long at a club like Everton is a great achievement - I want to be here for as long as possible.

“Signing a contract here is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to the next couple of years.

“I’m going to keep working as hard as I have done since day one and keep improving every day in training to impress the manager.

“I’m really happy to have signed for the length of time that I have.”

Coleman has made 49 Premier League appearances for the Merseysiders but is currently out injured.

Meanwhile club-mate and fellow Irish international Darron Gibson has been ruled out for a month with a thigh strain.

Manager David Moyes said: “I think he’s going to be out for about four weeks.”