Manolas signs new long-term contract

Defender Kostas Manolas has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with AS Roma.

Manolas, 26, has committed his future to the Giallorossi until June 2022 – signing a three-year extension on his previous agreement.

The Greece international joined Roma in the summer of 2014, and has gone on to make 144 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring four goals.

“I am very happy to sign this extension,” Manolas said. “I wanted to stay, the club wanted me to stay, and we were able to reach an agreement.

"I’m ready to do the best I can, as I always have, for this team. I want to win something with this club.”

So far this season Manolas has made 13 appearances for Roma across Serie A and the Champions League, scoring twice – against Qarabag in the Champions League and Fiorentina in last month's league clash.

Since joining the club he has garnered a reputation as one of the finest and most uncompromising centre-backs in European football.

“We are very pleased with this contract extension,” said Roma’s sporting director Monchi. “Both the player and the club wanted to reach an agreement, and now we will go forward together, aiming for some important targets.”