New PSG deal for Makelele

Former France midfielder Claude Makelele has agreed a new

one-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

Makelele’s future had been up in the air with his deal expiring

at the end of the 2009/10 campaign and reports rife he could opt to

hang up his boots.

However, the ambitions of PSG president Robin Leproux persuaded

Makelele to commit to the capital club.

He told Canal Plus: “I’m relieved, because I believe in this


“There will be some important recruitment and the target is

interesting – to make this an important club again in France.

“I share the ambitions of the coach and the club.”

A Champions League and two-time Primera Division winner with

Real Madrid, Makelele joined PSG in 2008 after a successful

five-year stint at Chelsea during which he picked up two Premier

League titles.

He played 31 games for PSG last term and helped the club to

Coupe de France glory.