Thursday 17 May 2012
Fulham midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has signed an extension to his contract at Craven Cottage.
The 30-year-old Mali international joined the Cottagers on a free at the end of February as he was a free agent at the time.
He went on to make 11 appearances in the Barclays Premier League for Martin Jol's men, scoring in the 3-0 victory at Bolton Wanderers in April.
Diarra, who has previously played for the likes of Lyon, Real Madrid and Monaco, has now agreed an option with the club to extend his deal until the end of the 2012/13 season.
Fulham finished ninth in the Barclays Premier League and boss Jol was keen to ensure Diarra - who once cost Real Madrid about £22m - would remain a part of his squad next season.
Diarra won six league titles and six cups during his time in France and Spain, and he is the current captain of the Mali team, for whom he has won 64 caps.