Arrived in 2013 in the capital, the Brazilian captain of PSG, 29, had only one year of contract left.
It was expected, it is now a certainty: Marquinhos extends to Paris Saint-Germain. Poached from Roma in 2013, the Brazilian captain of the capital club was under contract until 2024. Here he is now bound until 2028, he who has just celebrated his 29th birthday. “This is good news and a signal sent about the club’s ambition for the years to come, keeping its best players is a strong signal. He is a child of the club, he is very attached to it“, greeted Christophe Galtier on PSG-TVjust before the traditional press conference.
With 405 matches, Marquinhos is the third most capped player in the history of Paris-SG behind Jean-Marc Pilorget (435 matches) and Marco Verratti (413), the latter being under contract until 2026. C he is already a monument in the history of this club, even if his performances have been less convincing since the crash of Madrid, in 2021, he who also returned bruised from the World Cup, with this missed penalty against Croatia in the quarters of final. “Marqui” has also won a mountain of titles, including seven crowns in Ligue 1, six in the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue.
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This is a very special moment for me.
Obviously, the native of São Paulo is delighted with this outcome. “I am very happy and very proud. This is a very special moment for me. PSG has always given me a lot of confidence, and I too have enormous confidence in this club. I am convinced that we will continue to achieve great things together in the years to come.“, he swears, he who is operational for the trip to Auxerre on Sunday.
Ner Al-Khelaïfi recalls that “Marqui” “showed great dedication and a winning spirit from his first day at the club“, further highlighting”his exceptional talent, experience and commitmenttowards Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s an example.
Last but not least, coach Galtier returned to the subject at a press conference: “This is an example, he arrived at 19 and he is finishing his tenth season. He is one of the best central defenders in the world, Brazilian international and omnipresent for ten years. This is really good news and a strong signal to everyone that PSG want to remain competitive and have ambition for the years to come. It is also, for Marqui, a proof of… not recognition, but reliability on what he can be as a player, on the field in his behavior and his investment, but also in the sessions. (training) on a daily basis, and what it also brings in terms of serenity and calm in the locker room.”
Trained at Corinthians, Marcos Aoás Corrêa – his full name – spent a season in the colors of AS Roma before joining Paris Saint-Germain. He first evolved in the shadow of Thiago Silva before playing alongside him and, finally, succeeding him as captain of the Rouge et Bleu, who will also have the opportunity to add a new title of champion of France on their list on Sunday, during the 36th day of the championshipdepending on the outcome of his pursuers in the Ligue 1 standingsLens and OM.