Chelsea’s right-back Branislav Ivanovic has signed a one-year contract with the club that will keep him tied to Stamford Bridge until 2017.
The Serbian joined the club from Lokomotiv Moscow in the January transfer window of 2008 and has so far made 341 appearances for the Blues. He’s scored 32 goals during that time.
So far in his Chelsea career he’s collected two Premier League medals, three FA Cups, a League Cup and a Champions League medal as well as a Europa League medal, having scored the winning goal in the 2013 final against Benfica.
Although the 32 year old fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship, he has been invited to extend his stay in West London and said, “This is my home and there is no other place I would rather play”. He was made vice-captain at the beginning of this season and will hope that his new contract sees an upturn in his form in the coming months.