He told the Everton website: “I am absolutely delighted.
“I had a few options but as long as Everton were giving me the option I was never going anywhere else.
“People say, ‘Once Everton has touched you,’ and it is true. It is a great club, there are great people here and the dressing room is great, so I was never signing anywhere else.
“Obviously, I have had a tough few years but thankfully the club have stuck by me and I have signed for another two years, so hopefully the next two years go a lot better.