Clichy signs new four-year deal
- 18 May 2013 22:10
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Gael Clichy has agreed a new four-year deal with City after penning a contract which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2017.
The 27-year-old joined the Blues in July 2011 having previously spent eight years with Arsenal and becomes the latest player to commit their long-term future to the Club.
“I’m really happy to have agreed a new deal with City and I’m already looking forward to next season,” said Clichy. “Things didn’t go the way we wanted them to this year but we’ll come back stronger next season and learn from this experience.
This is a fantastic football club and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I’m really happy and I am sure it will be this way for many years
Interim manager Brian Kidd added: “Gael is a crucial member of this team and we’re all delighted he’s committed his future to Manchester City. We are building a side that will challenge for honours for years to come and to do that, you need top quality players – Gael comfortably fits into the bracket.
"Gael is a top professional off the pitch as well as on it and his attitude and conduct is faultless. He is a manager’s dream.”
Clichy has made 74 appearances for City to date and has become an integral part of the first-team during that time. He won a Premier League title in his first season and believes the Blues have a lot to look forward to.
“We are just going to keep moving forward and raising the bar,” said Clichy. “We know where we want to be and with the talented players in our squad there is no reason why we can’t achieve our targets.
"When I look around me and see the quality players and the plans that are taking shape at Manchester City, I know that I am in the right place.”