Brazilian defender Marquinhos has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal with Paris-Saint Germain. Therefore, his commitment to the Ligue 1 giants is till 2024, an extension of his current deal by two years.
Marquinhos is PSG’s vice-captain behind fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva. It can be recalled that he joined the French outfit from Roma in July 2013 and has played his part in five domestic league triumphs for the side.
The new deal was confirmed by the club on Monday as they called him “one of the most successful players in the history of Paris Saint-Germain”.
Marquinhos added: “Paris and PSG have every argument for me to stay here and extend my contract.
“It’s an ambitious club that still wants to do great things, making football and club history.
“Then there’s the city side, the family side. My family is really very, very good here.
“I really feel at home here, I’ve got everything I need right here, and so that’s why the choice is quick.
“This is the seventh season. Six-and-a-half years since I signed, I look back and see how much PSG and I have accomplished.
“We’ve done great things. I think it’s really a very special club. We just have to keep living this beautiful story together.”
Marquinhos has also won four Coupe de France trophies and five Coupe de la Ligue medals with PSG whilst racking up 270 appearances for the side with 20 goals and 7 assists to his name. It is believed that he’ll assume the role of captainship of the side when Thiago Silva eventually steps down as turns 35 at the end of the season.