Cyril Thereau has officially signed a new contract with the Flying Donkeys, extending his deal until 2016.
Despite making it clear that he wanted to leave Verona this summer, Chievo have managed to convince the French attacker to put pen to paper on a new deal. At the beginning of the summer, Fiorentina and Milan were linked with the thirty year old, who has been at the Bentegodi since 2010, but as the window went on a move failed to materialise, prompting Thereau to agreeing a new deal, with the club that brought him to Italy.
After Thereau had agreed the new deal, he spoke to the media at Chievo’s headquarters in Via Galvani. “I am happy. We had been talking for a while about an extension and it was important for me to do it quickly as the season has begun and I wanted to relax about it. I expect us to stay in Serie A over the next three years and I am ready to give my all to pay back the trust the club and fans have put in me.” Thereau’s extension came as a relief to the club, who now know that one of their key players is tied to the Gialloblu for at least another three years.
Elsewhere in Serie A, Panagiotis Kone looks set to sign a new contract with Bologna, where he is expected to now earn €700,000 per season. Udinese’s Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, also looks likely to strike out a new deal with the Zebrette, where he is expected to extend his new deal until 2018. Cagliari are another team who are also looking to offer new deals to attacking duo Marco Sau, and Victor Ibarbo, whose contracts run out in 2015.