Football: Everton is the place to be - John Stones and Seamus Coleman

Everton defensive pair John Stones (1st left) and Seamus Coleman (1st right).
Everton defensive pair John Stones (1st left) and Seamus Coleman (1st right). ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE- They are on the radar of the top English Premier League football clubs but Everton's promising defensive pair Seamus Coleman and John Stones are adamant that their future is with the Toffees.

Despite reported interest from heavyweights Manchester United and Chelsea, the pair signalled their committment to the club last year when they signed five-year-contracts to stay at Goodison Park.

Speaking exclusively to The Straits Times at the Chang Beer fan meet event held at the Intercontinental Singapore Hotel, Stones revealed : "I am very happy to be at Everton for the future.

"My aim right now is to try and nail down a regular spot in this Everton team and hopefully that will take care of playing for England.

"I have to keep learning off the likes of Phil Jagielka and keep progressing at this club."

Coleman who netted 12 goals over the last two seasons despite playing at right-back, added: "This is a special club, a family-oriented club where it is a great place to go into for work everyday.

"Now, we need to work hard for the coming season and hopefully, we can win some silverware, be it the League Cup or the FA Cup."

drajac@sph.com.sg