Thiago Motta has ended speculation regarding his future by signing a new one-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Italy international’s previous deal at the Parc des Princes was due to expire this summer and he had been heavily linked with a return to Serie A, with former club Genoa believed to be one of the sides interested in his services.
However, it has now been confirmed that the 34-year-old will be remaining in Paris, as he has signed a new deal that runs until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
Motta admits he is delighted to have committed his future to PSG for another season, as the club holds a special place in his heart.
“It’s a great pleasure to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain,” he said.
“I have a special history with this club, who have put a lot of confidence in me over the last five years.
Since joining PSG from Inter Milan in January 2012, Motta has won 15 major honours, including four Ligue 1 titles, and he is hopeful of adding to that impressive tally over the next 12 months.
“The adventure continues and I’m very happy,” he added.
“We will continue to be competitive and we’ll give the maximum to go as far as possible in all the competitions we take part in.”
PSG were pipped to the Ligue 1 title by Monaco last season, but they are priced at 1.36 to regain their crown this term.