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Brendan Galloway has signed a new deal with Everton that will tie him to the club until the end of June 2020.
Galloway joined Everton from MK Dons in August 2014 but he did not make his debut until the 2-1 win over West Ham on May 16.
Injuries to Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo have seen him retain his place in the team for the majority of the season and he has been rewarded with a new contract.
"I’m really happy to commit my future here. This is a club that has got so much young talent and is moving forward. It’s great to be able to commit to being a part of that," Galloway told the club's official website.
"My family came up to watch me sign so it was nice to have them around. They have been with me all the way."
Manager Roberto Martinez added: "Brendan arrived at the Football Club with a very clear development path in front of him but the reality is that he has surpassed that.
"Then he joined the first team environment and he has developed into an important player and a very good performer. At Everton we will always reward those who deserve it.
"This is another step forward. He is still a young man but one with a fantastic personality. This is a day for him to celebrate with his family, but also one for everyone connected with Everton to recognise a young man who has come through and done so well."