Enyeama signs two-year extension

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Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has penned a two-year extension to his LOSC Lille contract, committing him to the club until 2019.

The contract offer is an indication that the 33-year-old will play an important part in new coach Frédéric Antonetti's plans for a top-four push next season.

Antonetti took over from Herve Renard midway through the 2015/16 season and immediately improved the club's performances, helping them end the season in a unexpected fifth position in the Ligue 1 standings.

The Corsican has made it a priority to lock down the services of his key players during the summer and the Nigeria international was one of the first on his list.

"Vincent is an exceptional lad both on and off the pitch," Jean-Michel Vandamme, Lille's joint director general, told Ligue1.com.

"Continuing to work with a player of his calibre and a man of his quality is a fantastic thing for the club. He still has a lot of great days ahead of him and he showed once again in the season just past the full extent of his qualities.

"He is happy at LOSC and feels at home here. He brings so much to the team through his talent, his frame of mind and his capacity to boost the squad that we couldn't afford not to extend his deal. Right now it looks like Vincent Enyeama could end his career here at LOSC."

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