Solari pens new deal
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Santiago Solari has signed a new deal with Real Madrid.Santiago Solari has scuppered Manchester United's hopes of landing him in the summer by signing a new deal with Real Madrid.
The Argentine winger had been pinpointed by Red Devils chief Sir Alex Ferguson as a possible summer recruit and the wily Scot had been monitoring Solari's situation at El Santiago Bernabeu with interest.
It would appear that Real were aware of the interest in their gifted winger, as they handed him a new deal on Monday.
Despite being a bit-part player at Real and having the option of moving on a Bosman in the summer, Solari has pledged his future to the Spanish giants by signing a four-year contract.
The former Newell's Old Boys ace claimed the role of Real president Florentino Perez was a key factor in him extending his stay in the Spanish capital.
"The intention and the attitude of the president was fundamental in me extending for four more years," Solari told Real's website.
"My objective is to maintain my level and work hard to keep the club at the highest level and repay the fans for the affection they show me."