Malouda inks Blues deal
French winger Florent Malouda has signed a new three-year deal at Chelsea.
Last Updated: 21/07/09 1:16pm
Florent Malouda has signed a new three-year deal at Chelsea.
The France international revealed last month that he had agreed terms on a contract extension at Stamford Bridge and he has now put pen-to-paper on the deal to keep him in West London until 2012.
Malouda, who joined Chelsea from Lyon in 2007, enjoyed his best season to date for the club last term with the winger producing a string of consistent displays under Guus Hiddink.
"We agreed during my holidays and I have signed now I've come back," Malouda told the club's official website.
"I am really happy because it shows a mutual trust between the club and myself and for me it is just the beginning of the story.
"The last six months especially I was feeling great, plus we won a trophy that was really important to me. I feel really good and you can see it on the pitch and I hope we get more trophies.
Malouda is looking forward to working under new Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti and he revealed he has been asked to play in a new position by the Italian.
"I was really happy when I heard it was Carlo Ancelotti because I have a lot of respect for him and at my former club Lyon I played many times against Milan. For me it is a really good choice and I believe in him," added Malouda.
"This year he wants to try the new system with a diamond so I have to adapt myself and that is why we are training really hard to do what the manager wants.
"It is a different role for me but that is part of my game, I can play in many positions, and I have played it a few times in Lyon when there were injuries and in the France national team I have played many times this position."