Abidal signs Barca deal

Defender extends Camp Nou stay until 2013

Eric Abidal: Signed a new one-year deal at Barcelona to keep him at Camp Nou until 2013

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Eric Abidal has ended speculation over his future by signing a new deal at Barcelona.

The French international has agreed a new one-year deal to keep him at Camp Nou until 2013 with Barcelona having the option to extend it for two more years.

Abidal's future has been the subject of speculation for the last few months with his previous deal due to expire at the end of the season.

The likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain have been linked with a move for the 32-year-old, but Barca have now tied him down to a new deal.

Abidal has become a cult figure with Barca fans after recovering from a liver tumour last year to help the side win the Champions League and La Liga title last season.