Reports are out claiming that Tim Howard has penned a new deal with Everton it has been confirmed.
The 35-year old USA international has been handed a two-year extension on his existing contract which will now see him remain at Goodison Park until 2018.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper has been in stellar form for the Toffees this season, keeping 13 clean sheets in the Premier League, and taking his games tally with the club to over 340.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez was thrilled that Howard, who sits 22nd on the club’s all-time appearance list, had committed himself to the Goodison cause.
Martinez told evertontv : “He has been vital to our overall achievements. It’s not just about his performances,”.
“As a goalkeeper, you have a big say about what happens in your own goal and to keep the amount of clean sheets that we have this season – which is already two more than last season when we had very good numbers defensively – is impressive.
“Then you see his human values and the way he affects youngsters; he is the perfect role model for out football club. We have a good group of young goalkeepers who can follow that sort of example, and that is why it’s so significant he has agreed to stay with Everton for a long, long period.”