The Frenchman handed the Toffees a major pre-derby boost by signing a two-year contract extension at Goodison yesterday.
Saha, 31, is tied to the club until 2012 and insists the decision to stay in Merseyside was not a hard one.
His contract was due to expire in the summer and after scoring 13 goals already this season, a host of top European clubs were on his trial.
He said: 'It was an easy decision. You always think carefully but it didn't take me long to know I wanted to stay because I have enjoyed my time here and I want to be part of the future of Everton.
'At certain stages in your career you look at where you are going and by staying at Everton I feel I am going up in my career.
'It is a pleasure and an honour to stay here.'
Saha added that the Everton support influenced his decision. He said: 'I appreciate the way the Everton fans support the team and the way they support me all the time.
'It is a pleasure to be here and see the way the fans work for the team, they help all the players. It feels like a family and I really feel a part of it.'