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Faouzi Ghoulam © Getty Images

Algeria's Ghoulam renews Napoli deal



Algerian international defender Faouzi Ghoulam has renewed his contract with Serie A side Napoli until 2022, the Italian club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old's current deal had been due to expire on June 30 next year.

Ghoulam is currently sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury picked up in last month's Champions League loss to Manchester City.

And amid speculation that Maurizio Sarri's side were stalling on a new deal, the club took to Twitter to dispel any doubts.

"With regard to the 'freeze on the renewal of the contract'. Renewed until June 30, 2022," the club said on Twitter with a picture of the defender putting pen to paper alongside club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis.

"Proud and happy to be part of this great project," Ghoulam wrote on his Twitter feed. "To represent this beautiful city and its colours. Proud to be Neapolitan. Come on Napoli forever."

France-born Ghoulam joined Napoli from French Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne in 2014 and has made 151 appearances for the club.



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