Tuesday, 14th August, 2012
Lille have received a boost with the news that central defender Aurelien Chedjou has penned a new contract with the club.
The Cameroonian stopper had been linked with an exit from the 2011 Ligue 1 champions and his agent recently went on record as stating that his client’s stay at the northern France giants could not be guaranteed.
But now the 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract which is set to run until 2016.
"His athletic power, remarkable technique, his positional sense, anticipation and recovery, have led him to be recognised by his peers", announced Lille on the club’s website, lavishing praise on Chedjou.
The commitment of the defender for a further four years will be welcomed by Lille coach Rudi Garcia, who has already lost Eden Hazard and Joe Cole from last season’s contingent.
He may yet also lose right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is angling for a switch to Newcastle United.
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