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Marseille's French international star signs new deal

September 16, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has committed his future to the Ligue 1 side by signing a one-year contract extension at Stade Velodrome.

Steve Mandanda
GettyImagesMandanda was on the bench for France's draw against Serbia.

Mandanda, 24, has proved to be a key member of the Marseille squad since joining the club from Le Havre in 2007, missing just four league games in the past two seasons.

He has now been rewarded for his continued good form with a new contract that runs until the summer of 2014.

Mandanda follows in the footsteps of Mamadou Niang and Benoit Cheyrou who have also signed new contracts at Stade Velodrome in recent weeks.

The Marseille 'keeper has won 11 caps for France although he was only named as a substitute before Hugo Lloris' sending-off in the 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Serbia on September 9.