Veteran Marseille captain Mandanda extends contract to 2024

By Sports Desk August 26, 2020

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.

 

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