Pele signs new Le Mans deal
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yohann Pele has pledged his immediate future to Le Mans by signing a new contract.
Arsenal goalkeeping target Yohann Pele has pledged his immediate future to Le Mans by signing a new contract.
Pele was followed closely by The Gunners last season after Arsene Wenger dispatched scout, and ex-Arsenal defender, Gilles Grimandi to watch the keeper on several occasions.
Grimandi's report to Wenger is understood to have been positive, although the Arsenal boss has yet to follow up with a bid.
Le Mans are determined to resist any interest in the 23-year-old, who is tipped to eventually become France's number one shot-stopper.
In the meantime, Le Mans have secured Pele's future after he signed a 12-month extension to his contract which ties him to the club until 2008.
"It was very important for us to make him sign," Le Mans chairman Henri Legarda told the club's official website.
"He is one of the best keepers in Europe.
"If we want to consolidate what we did last season, we need a great goalkeeper."