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Atletico defender signs contract extension

Atletico defender signs contract extension

22 Jun 2018, 12:25

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran has signed a one-year contract extension with the La Liga side. 

The contract extension will see him represent Atleti for the ninth La Liga season. He joined Atletico in January 2011 from Osasuna, becoming a crucial part of Diego Simeone's side during an extended period of success. The 33-year-old was a key part of the side that won LaLiga in 2013-14, Atletico's first top-flight crown since 1996, and has also celebrated two Europa League triumphs with the club.

Juanfran, who has made 325 appearances for Atletico was delighted to extend his stay, "To continue one more year fills me with pride and happiness. Renewing one more year with the team of my life fills me with enthusiasm. My commitment and loyalty to this club make my heart just think about being a rojiblanco player," he said. 

"I just can't wait for next season to start to continue giving the maximum in each match," he added. 

Capped 22 times by Spain, Juanfran was part of the squad that won Euro 2012 but was not selected for the World Cup in Russia.

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