Everton's Brendan Galloway is celebrating a new contract
By Mark Crellin
Last Updated: 10/12/15 5:04pm
Promising young Everton defender Brendan Galloway has agreed a new contract and will be staying at the club until at least June 2020.
The 19-year-old left-back made his debut in a 2-1 win at West Ham towards the end of last season, having joined from MK Dons in August 2014.
And, with Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo on the sidelines, Galloway has been a regular in the Everton first-team this season.
He has chalked up 18 appearances for the club in total and was rewarded with a first call-up into the England U21 squad.
Galloway is thrilled with his new Everton deal and told the club website: "I'm really happy to commit my future here.
"This is a club that has got so much young talent and is moving forward. It's great to be able to commit to being a part of that.
"My family came up to watch me sign, so it was nice to have them around. They have been with me all the way."
Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: "Brendan arrived at the club with a very clear development path in front of him but the reality is that he has surpassed that.
"Then he joined the first team environment and he has developed into an important player and a very good performer. At Everton we will always reward those who deserve it.
"This is another step forward. He is still a young man but one with a fantastic personality.
"This is a day for him to celebrate with his family, but also one for everyone connected with Everton to recognise a young man who has come through and done so well."