Paris Saint-Germain have announced that Brazilian defender Marcos Aoás Corrêa, popularly known as Marquinhos has extended his contract with the French champions for two additional seasons until 30 June 2024.
The 25-year-old Brazilian, who joined the capital side from Roma in 2013, has played 271 games for PSG and won 14 major trophies including five Ligue 1 titles. The defender is one of the most successful players in the history of the French club and has said that he wanted to finish his career at the Parc des Princes.
Billed as a successor to Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and his compatriot has formed a formidable central defensive duo for both club and country since he signed for the club seven years ago. He can also play as a defensive and a creative midfielder which has earn him a lot of applause from the fans.
Speaking after putting pen to paper, the centre-back spoke to PSG TV that he is delighted to sign a new deal with the French champions.
He said: “It’s official. I’m very happy and very proud to have signed this new contract. It’s a responsibility to play here at Paris Saint-Germain and I feel really proud to wear this shirt. It’s my seventh season here in Paris, I know the club very well and I also know its ambitions very well. We have experienced some really great things, some things that have made me grow and made the club grow too. It was a good time for me to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain.”
He added: “This club and this city have become very important in my life. I’m more than ever Parisian, I feel at home. I show every waking moment that I’m happy here, and that it’s a great privilege to to be able to participate in this club’s history. That’s why there is no hesitation for me, I just want to continue experiencing his story with Paris.”
Several other PSG stars’ contracts finish at the end of this season, including the club’s record goalscorer Edinson Cavani, captain Thiago Silva and full-backs Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa.
PSG face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16, with the first leg on February 18, as they continue their bid for a maiden European Cup trophy.