Highly-rated midfielder Maxime Gonalons has signed a two-year contract extension at Ligue 1 giants Lyon.
The 22-year-old anchorman is now tied down until the summer of 2016.
Gonalons has shone this season after being asked to fill the defensive midfield void created by Jeremy Toulalan's departure to Malaga.
His form has been so impressive that Real Madrid were reported to be plotting an imminent raid on Stade Gerland.
Lyon have, however, been able to convince the youngster to remain in his homeland.
Gonalons becomes the third senior star to put pen to paper since the start of the season, with Michel Bastos and Hugo Lloris having already agreed fresh terms.
"Olympique Lyonnais are delighted to announce the extension of Maime Gonalons' contract until June 30, 2016," read a statement on the club's official website.
Gonalons, who has scored two goals in 47 Ligue 1 appearances, claims there was never any danger of him looking to move on.
"This contract makes me very proud," he told L'Equipe.fr.
"I have been educated here and I have been at the club for 11 years. That shows that the club trusts me and values me."