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Veteran Marseille captain Mandanda extends contract to 2024

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Marseille captain Steve Mandanda
Modified 26 Aug 2020, 20:02 IST

Steve Mandanda has extended his Marseille contract until 2024.

The OM captain and goalkeeper had been set to leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 season.

A three-year extension will, a Marseille statement said, allow Mandanda to "add even more to the legend".

The 35-year-old, who will be 39 when his new deal expires, has made a club-record 549 appearances for OM.

Mandanda - initially signed from Le Havre in 2007 - had a short, unsuccessful stint with Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2016-17 before returning to Marseille.

The France international remained Marseille's first-choice keeper last term before the Ligue 1 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Their new campaign is belatedly set to get under way at Brest on Sunday after positive COVID-19 tests prompted the postponement of the first scheduled match.


Published 26 Aug 2020, 20:02 IST
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