Joao Virginia thrilled with new Everton contract

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Joao Virginia has signed a new contract with Everton.

Virginia has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

The Portuguese, who joined from Arsenal two years ago, was handed his first-team debut by Carlo Ancelotti in last week's Carabao Cup victory over Salford and is set to start in the third-round tie at Fleetwood on Wednesday.

"It is a bright future for me here at the club and I am so positive about it and so happy to sign this new deal," Virginia told evertontv.

"I feel at home here and have done since the day I joined. Everybody at the club made me welcome, the fans have been terrific with me, too, so I'm so pleased to sign again.

"Mr Carlo is giving me the confidence I needed and for such an experienced manager to give me the thumbs up every day in training makes me feel even more confident. It is amazing."