Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell reacted to the news that Seamus Coleman will remain at Goodison Park for another season.

Coleman signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024, as confirmed by the official Everton website.

The news that the 34-year-old will see out another season has been greeted with positivity, with manager Sean Dyche stating that he has ‘hugely enjoyed’ working with him since taking over at Goodison Park.

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Indeed, ex-Everton forward Kevin Campbell shares Dyche’s admiration for Coleman, and has now reacted to the news that the veteran captain will remain on Merseyside.

Responding to a tweet by boxer and Evertonian Tony Bellew about Coleman’s contract extension, Kevin Campbell commented: “Luv this guy.”

Coleman can contribute valuable knowledge to Everton youngsters in his final year

Seamus Coleman like Kevin Campbell, has become a fan favourite at Goodison Park and is widely considered to be a modern icon of the club.

His one-year extension will mean he will have committed 15 years of his career to Everton, making Coleman a noteworthy exception in an era when club loyalty is fairly scarce in football.

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The club captain may well have played his last game in an Everton shirt after suffering a medial knee ligament injury during the 2-2 draw at Leicester City in May.

However his contract renewal now means that the veteran will play one final year at the Blues.

Keeping such an influential figure, both on and off the pitch, at the club seems like a shrewd piece of business by Sean Dyche, and Coleman can continue to be a mentor to young Nathan Patterson.

Indeed, the Scottish international looks to be the long-term successor to Coleman’s right-back position, and if he turns out to be as good, Everton will have an ideal replacement already lined up.

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