Everton striker Saha closes door on Arsenal move as he signs new contract

06 February 2010 12:23
Everton striker Louis Saha has agreed a new contract at Goodison Park.[LNB]The 31-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal that will earn him around £55,000 a week.[LNB]Arsenal were known to be interested in signing the striker at one time, and Tottenham, Sunderland, Liverpool and Aston Villa also expressed an interest in him.[LNB] Saha: In action against Sunderland last week[LNB]Saha has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Everton 17 months ago after an injury-ravaged spell at Manchester United.[LNB]He said: 'It was an easy decision. You always think carefully but it didn't take melong to know I wanted to stay because I have enjoyed my time here and I want tobe part of the future of Everton.[LNB]'It is a pleasure and an honour to stay here.[LNB]'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.'[LNB] New deal: Saha celebrates after scoring against Chelsea in December[LNB]Saha, the club's leading scorer this season with 13 goals from just20 starts, added on the club's website: 'I appreciate the way theEverton fans support the team and the way they support me all the time.[LNB]'It is a pleasure to be here and see the way the fans work for the team, they help all the players.[LNB]'It feels like a family and I really feel a part of it.'[LNB]Everton boss David Moyes never doubted the Frenchman would agree to stay.[LNB]'A lot of stupid nonsense has been written about Louis. We have always felt quite confident Louis would sign a new contract,' he said.[LNB] Reina not thinking about top four finish - beating Everton is all that mattersMersey United: What is the ideal 'Everpool' line-up?EVERTON FC

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