Delight for Everton FC as Louis Saha agrees new two-year contract

05 February 2010 12:00
Louis Saha 300[LNB]LOUIS Saha was today set to sign a new two-year contract with Everton.[LNB]The French striker has agreed a 24-month extension to his current deal, which was due to expire in the summer, and will now be tied to Goodison until 2012.[LNB]Saha's decision ends months of speculation over his future, and will be a major boost for David Moyes ahead of tomorrow's Merseyside derby at Anfield.[LNB]The 31-year-old, who has already scored 13 times for Everton this season, wanted to remain with the Toffees despite interest from Spurs and a rumoured inquiry from Arsenal.[LNB]Saha was able to talk with foreign clubs from last month, and Turkish club Besiktas had also expressed their interest in the former Manchester United man.[LNB]Discussions between the player's representatives and Goodison officials have been ongoing for two months, but despite struggling to compromise on wage demands David Moyes was always confident Saha would stay.[LNB]The Frenchman netted eight times last season, including his record-breaking FA Cup final opener against Chelsea in May.[LNB]Saha may yet miss tomorrow's Anfield clash after being taken off injured in the 91st minute of last Saturday's 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic.[LNB]Meanwhile, Yakubu is hoping to hand David Moyes a derby day selection headache after returning to full training.

Source: Liverpool_Echo