– Everton manager Roberto Martinez
"It is very important [to keep Baines] and it's (about) rewarding players who have been phenomenal for the football club and I think Leighton is in that category.
The chairman is very keen to express that and obviously I'm desperately looking forward to meeting the players.
For Leighton, as the top performer he has been in the last few years, it is important that we reward his work and make sure that he can look forward to kicking on and go into the next chapter of his career with Everton.
That's important for the club as a whole, not just the dressing room.