Blackburn Rovers defender Michel Salgado has signed a contract extension until the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
The 35-year-old Spaniard has become a popular figure with Rovers supporters since arriving on a free transfer after his release from Real Madrid in 2009.
Salgado recently confirmed his desire to remain at Ewood Park beyond this season, and manager Steve Kean was delighted to see the player, who has so far made 45 appearances for the club, agree terms on a new deal.
He told the club’s official website: “To keep Michel here is great news.
“His enthusiasm is invaluable and his enthusiasm infectious.
“He’s a winner and you can never have too many of those.”
Meanwhile, Blackburn Rovers appear to be on the verge of signing forward Mauro Formica from Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys.
Formica, 22, looked set to join Monaco last week after opting against a move to Ewood Park, but the deal collapsed after the two clubs failed to agree a fee and Newell’s president Guillermo Lorente is reportedly in England to push through the transfer.