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Sessegnon ends speculation, signs an extension with PSG

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 8 Jul 2009

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Beninese playmaker Stéphane Sessegnon has ended speculation concerning his future by signing a one-year extension to his current contract with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The Benin international, who was one of the revelations of the 2008/09 campaign after joining the capital club from Le Mans, scoring six goals and seven assists in 34 league appearances for Les Rouge et Bleu.

The new deal now ties him to the Parc des Princes outfit until 2013.

“I’m very happy to have signed a new deal with PSG. I wanted to stay. I love this club,” said the 25-year-old.

“When I joined here last year I immediately knew why I’d signed here and recognised my own ambitions in the club. I was delighted that the club wanted to extend my stay and they were happy with my performances. To know that PSG need me is the most important thing for me.”

Sessegnon follows star teammates Claude Makelele and Guillaume Hoarau in signing contract extensions and club general director Philippe Boindrieux was delighted with securing the midfielder’s signature for another season.

“We have also signed players such as Grégory Coupet, Mevlut Erding and Christophe Jallet. We’ve completed the biggest part of our summer transfer campaign and now will just have to make adjustments to compensate any players leaving the club. The important thing is that the players and coach get to know each other during the pre-season training camps,” he said.

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