Date: 22nd February 2019 at 6:45am
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With speculation suggesting this last week that Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Romain Saiss was set to agree a new contract extension at the Molineux, yesterday afternoon the club confirmed he had signed on until the summer of 2021.

The 28-year-old Moroccan international arrived from French club Angers back in August 2016, and to date he has 69 starting appearances to his name with an additional 18 from the substitutes bench. In that time he has contributed six goals.

Having been heavily involved in our Championship title winning season, he has 19 appearances to his name in 2018/19, although his last Premier League showing came back earlier this month when we took victory over Everton.

Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell told the Official Website.

“We’re delighted that Romain has committed his future to Wolves and will remain part of the group for the future. Romain has been an important player for the football club, particularly over the past 18 months, and played a huge role is achieving promotion to the Premier League. Over the past two and a half seasons, Romain has progressed impressively alongside the football club and we’re looking forward to the future with him being a big part of the group.”

Saiss himself spoke of enjoying his time at the club so far, and in the country and in wanting to continue to play his part in our rise, he spoke of future potential European adventures.

“In the future, maybe playing European football with my club, maybe Champions League, Europa League, and win the African Cup with my country – that would be perfect. But I’m very happy now because I’ve done a lot of things since I started football. I thank God for what he has given me and if he can give me more I will take it. I’m very happy and I hope we can do something great with this club because we have a fantastic team and very good fans, so everything is here to do something great, now we have to do it.”

With Atletico Madrid speculation surrounding the player on the rumour mill, signing the new deal could be seen as quite a statement of intent as well in the eyes of some.