By 90Min
October 25, 2018

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has signed a contract extension until 2021 with the London side, a deal which includes the option of an additional year.

The 26-year-old has been with the Cottagers since age 13, joining their academy as a teenager and making his first-team debut in the 2014/15 season. He would become the team's primary option in goal the following campaign.

"We are delighted to confirm that Marcus Bettinelli has committed his future to the Club by signing a contract extension," Fulham announced via their official website on Thursday.

"The new deal ties Bettinelli to Fulham until the summer of 2021, with a club option to extend by a further 12 months.

The stopper, who has already been named Fulham's Man of the Match on three occasions this season, has revealed a new deal was something he had been wanting for a long time.

"It's something I've been wanting for a long time now," he said. "I'm really happy, it's a proud moment for me and my family, and something that I've worked towards for a long time.

"Thank you to the owners and everyone at the club for giving me this opportunity to stay here and continue my career at this fantastic football club.

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"The fans are a massive reason for me wanting to stay, I know how much they support me and how much they're behind me, and it's fantastic to see that. 

"I know we've had a tough start to the new league, but they've continued to show their support and I'm pretty sure going into Saturday they'll be up and ready for the game."

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