Marquinhos extends contract with PSG through 2019

PARIS (AP) — Brazil defender Marquinhos has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French champion until 2019.

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The 20-year-old Marquinhos joined PSG from Italian club Roma on a five-year deal, and has played 63 matches, either at center half or as a fullback, scoring six goals.

After struggling to hold down a regular place in the side last season, Marquinhos was linked with a move away. But he recently spoke of committing his future to the club, despite strong interest from Manchester United, and has become a regular in coach Laurent Blanc's side.

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