Martin Demichelis signs extension with Manchester City
Argentine international defender Martin Demichelis and English club Manchester City have agreed on a contract extension that will keep the defender with the team through the end of the 2015-16 season, the team announced on Thursday.
Demichelis joined the club in late 2013, leaving Spanish team Atletico Madrid. This season, the 34-year-old has made 30 appearances for the defending Premier League champions.
"I want to say that I am really proud and happy to have extended my contract for another year," said Demichelis. "Manchester City is a Club with a lot of ambition. We want to grow every year."
"I want to say that I will fight for this Club and for my teammates until the end of my contract. I will fight to try and win titles."
Demichelis has played in 22 Premier League games for Manchester City so far this season, scoring a goal in the team's 2-2 draw with Arsenal in September last year.
The center-back spent nine years with Bayern Munich, from 2002-2011, before joining Atletico Madrid. Demichelis's stint with Manchester City is his second time working with manager Manuel Pellegrini. The two were together at River Plate in Argentina, where Demichelis made his debut in 2001.
Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva have all joined Demichelis in signing new deals with Manchester City this season.