Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has signed a new contract with the club, which will keep him at the Parc des Princes until June 2024.
Marquinhos, 25, has won five Ligue 1 titles, five Coupes de la Ligue and four Coupes de France since moving to Paris, but his previous deal was due to expire in the summer of 2022.
Qatari-owned PSG announced the decision to tie down their star’s loyalties after he has grown to become a linchpin in the capital, impressing at both centre-back and more recently in defensive midfield. The deal has been in the works since the turn of the new year and was officially confirmed yesterday by the club.
Upon signing a two-year extension in the capital, Marquinhos said:
"Paris and PSG have every argument for me to stay here and extend my contract. It's an ambitious club that still wants to do great things, making football and club history. Then there's the city side, the family side. My family is really very, very good here.”
The Brazil international joined the defending French top-flight champions from AS Roma in 2013 and has gone on to play 271 times for the club, putting him just outside the club’s top 10 appearance-makers.
Defensive partner Thiago Silva has made 302 appearances for PSG, more than any other active player. Club vice-captain Marquinhos’ new deal means he could feasibly overtake the club’s all-time appearance record holder, Jean-Marc Pilorget (435 games).
Rumours suggest Marquinhos could replace 35-year-old Silva as club captain when his countryman eventually leaves the club.
The South American becomes the latest player at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal to agree to terms until 2024, when Marco Verratti, Abdou Diallo, Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera will see their deals expire.