Sakho extends Paris deal
Paris Saint-Germain have been handed a boost with the news that Mamadou Sakho has extended his contract with the capital club until 2014.
The 21 year-old’s initial deal was due to expire in 2013, and his decision to extend his stay with his home-town club for a further year is good news for PSG, especially with many of Europe’s biggest sides known to be keen on the French international centre-half.
'Proud and delighted'
"I'm proud and delighted to have reached an agreement that suits everyone,” Sakho told the Paris Saint-Germain club website. “Now I don't need to think about it anymore and can concentrate on playing. I've been here since I was 13 so I really wanted to sign a new deal with PSG. This season we're near the top and we have to stay there. I have every confidence in the players and staff. I hope the results will follow and that we can go on to achieve great things."
Meanwhile, with Antoine Kombouaré’s side currently competing for honours on three fronts, PSG president Robin Leproux said news of the deal to keep hold of their most promising young player can be seen as a sign of the club’s ambition.
More to follow
“This sends out a message and is a great day for the club. I think all PSG fans have been waiting for Mamadou to extend his stay. I never doubted it would happen because he loves this club and is achieving great things here. It was imperative that we extended Mamadou’s contract and we couldn’t be happier. We have a squad that enjoys working together and we should see more contract extensions in the coming weeks. Mamadou is just the first," he said.