The Blues captain told evertonfc.com: "You sometimes think where your career is going and what's the next step. Being here, with this team, in front of these fans, proves I'm at the right club, in the right place.
"I have two years left on my contract, I signed a five-year one when I came, so there's no need for talks for me. But money is not my motivation, it's whether the club is looking forwards. That's how strongly I feel about wanting success."