French international attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet has extended his Marseille contract until 2022, according to L’Équipe.
When the former West Ham man returned to Marseille in the January window, he signed for €29m on a 4.5 year contract. FIFA rules dictate that this is the maximum amount of time one can sign a deal for in the January window.
To bypass that, the player’s agent Jacques-Olivier Auguste struck a deal with Marseille representatives to instigate an automatic contract extension once the summer window kicks in so that in effect he signed for 5.5 years in January.
The 30-year-old’s new contract therefore runs until 2022. Payet will be 35 if he decides to run his entire deal through.