Motta signs extension to PSG deal
21 February 2014, 20:18
Paris - Paris Saint-Germain's Italian international midfielder Thiago Motta has agreed a one-year extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until 2016, the French champions announced on Friday.
The Brazilian-born 31-year-old, who started his career at Barcelona and then had spells with Atletico Madrid and Inter before moving to Paris in January 2012, was due to be a free agent at the end of next season.
PSG, who came into the weekend five points clear of Monaco at the top of Ligue 1 and have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after hammering Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in Germany in their last 16, first leg, on Tuesday, will now focus on tying down two other key players.
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi's existing deal is set to expire in June, while Brazilian left-back Maxwell is out of contract in 2015.
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