Schmitz pens new Lille deal
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brazilian defender Rafael Schmitz has signed a contract extension with Lille.
Rafael Schmitz has signed a contract extension with Lille.
The Brazilian defender's deal was due to expire in 2008, but he has now penned a new agreement tying him to the club until 2010.
The 25-year-old, who joined Lille in 2001, has been a regular starter this season and produced a series of impressive performances to help the team to third in Ligue One.
Coach Claude Puel is eager for all of his biggest stars to commit their long-term futures to Lille.