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Rafael extends with OL through 2021

Published on 06 May 2019 at 5:45 PM
Rafael prolonge jusqu'en 2021
Olympique Lyonnais are pleased to announce the two-year extension of Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva, who's now linked with the club through June 30, 2021.

A summer 2015 signing from Manchester United, Rafael originally signed a four-year deal with Olympique Lyonnais after seven seasons in the Premier League.


The 28-year-old fullback has played 117 games with OL - including 25 Champions League/Europa League matches, most notably the semifinals of the latter tournament in 2017 against Ajax of Amsterdam. 


Delighted by Rafael's loyalty to the Lyon jersey, OL are happy to seal this two-year extension that will enable him to continue to offer all his quality and experience to Les Gones.  


Rafael reacts

I'm very happy. Everybody knew I wanted to stay here. It's a club and a city that I really like. My family is well settled here. I was trying to show on the pitch this desire to stay. We reached a two-year agreement. I am happy.