Plenty of Everton fans have flocked to a recent update on legendary left-back Leighton Baines this week.
The Toffees’ media team announced on Thursday afternoon that the 35-year-old had agreed to see the season out at the club and has even been offered a one-year extension.
Although he’s yet to sign the latter, which has caused some supporters to believe that the defender’s time at Goodison Park is coming to an end.
Is Ancelotti right to offer Baines a 1-yr extension?
One member of the Toffees support said he was “begging” the veteran to sign the deal whilst another said his life would be ruined if Baines isn’t playing in blue next season.
Baines has been restricted to only six appearances in the Premier League this season, via Transfermarkt, but has been their longest-serving member having arrived back in 2007 from Wigan Athletic.
He’s played a total of 418 times for the club, but will he make any more before the end of the current campaign? That remains to be seen.
Here’s how the rest of the fanbase reacted…
If he doesn't sign my life will be ruined
— Cam🌹 (@Monolini) June 25, 2020
Sign please Leighton, you legend. https://t.co/aWePLEN3dO
— Joseph Dunford (@joedunford200) June 25, 2020
Here's to Bainesy signing it and hopefully getting a proper Goodison farewell in 2021. https://t.co/uLZWC97iV0
— Nashville Evertonians (@Nashville_EFC) June 25, 2020
Baines’ Everton career can’t come to an end under the current circumstances. I hope he signs and receives a proper farewell at a full Goodison Park some time in the future.
— the_nardling (@the_nardling) June 25, 2020
I hope I see him lift a trophy too. If there’s anyone who deserves it the most its him
— Edgar Abraamyan (@edgabraamyan) June 25, 2020
I hope he signs the years extension. 🤞🏼💙
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) June 25, 2020
Keep Leighton please Everton.
One more season, play him left mid in front of Digne – Hate to see him go.
— The Beer Critic (@beercriticdude) June 25, 2020
Begging baines signs the extension🤞🏽💙
— Jay (@JayL1878) June 25, 2020
— Psilocybin (@Fugazi140) June 25, 2020
hes been here 13 years, thats dedication to the club. 13 years of nothing. honestly as much as i want him to sign it, its probably best for him to leave. hes not starting at everton when he can leave and play for wigan or something and be a starting player
— idcaboutaname (@hmmmm123456543) June 25, 2020
Up the Baines lad
— Ben* (@eireben02) June 25, 2020
— Bag of Tricks (@BagofTricks1) June 25, 2020
BAINES BAINES BAINES
— ZestyZouma (@ZestyZouma) June 25, 2020