Couto extends Parma stay
By Chris Cummings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fernando Couto has extended his deal with Serie A side Parma.
Former Barcelona, Porto and Lazio defender Fernando Couto has extended his deal with Serie A side Parma for another season.
Couto, 37, now looks as if he will finish his distinguished career at the Italian club after 16 years as a professional.
Couto started his career in his native Portugal with Porto but, after four years, moved onto Parma for his first spell with the club.
Barcelona came calling in 1996 but after two years of limited opportunities at Camp Nou he returned to Serie A, this time with Rome club Lazio where he then spent seven years.
Couto made a popular return to Parma last summer and he now seems set to end his playing days with Gialloblu.
The veteran stopper won 109 caps for his country and scored eight goals in the process.