Simon Kjaer has penned a new two-year contract with Serie A leaders Milan.
The extension will keep him at the Rossoneri until June 2024 after his current deal was due to run out at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
The club announced Kjaer’s new contract on Wednesday, hailing the 32-year-old as an “exemplary professional on and off the pitch” as they look forward to “continuing their journey together”.
Kjaer initially moved to San Siro on a six-month loan from Sevilla in January 2020 before making the move permanent in the close season.
He was a standout performer as his side undertook something of a transformation under Stefano Pioli during the previous term.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) October 27, 2021
The Denmark international received the 2021 UEFA President’s award following his heroic actions in which he dealt with Christian Eriksen at Euro 2020 after his team-mate suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in their opener against Finland.
The former Sevilla defender, who has racked up 66 appearances for Pioli’s team across all competitions, also made the 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’Or following his rapid reactions to help Eriksen in June.
The centre-back has managed 621 minutes this season in all competitions for Milan, who have won nine of their opening ten games in Serie A for just the second time since 1954-55.
The Rossoneri overcame Torino 1-0 on Tuesday and currently hold a three-point lead in the Italian top flight over Napoli, who face Bologna on Thursday.
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