Vieira to stay with City

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Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira has signed a new deal to keep him at the club for a further year.

Midfielder signs new one-year deal

Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira has signed a new deal to keep him at the club for a further year. Vieira moved to Eastlands from Inter Milan during the January transfer window, having previously played under Roberto Mancini in Italy. He initially put pen to paper on a short-term deal until the end of the season but an option was included for City to retain him for another 12 months. The Frenchman's vast experience proved important as City pushed for European qualification but he struggled at times with his form and fitness. Having made 14 appearances, it was unclear whether Vieira would still fit into Mancini's plans for the new season as the manager prepared to reshape his squad. However, City have now taken up the option to extend the former Arsenal man's contract and he will be a senior figure next term. City have been busy already this summer, recruiting defender Jerome Boateng from Hamburg and releasing Martin Petrov, Benjani and Sylvinho.

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