Fulham midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has extended his stay at Craven Cottage by another year.
The Malian joined the West London side during the January transfer window after being without a club since leaving Monaco last summer.
The former Real Madrid player, who once cost a reported £22million, initially signed a deal until the end of the current campaign.
However, after impressing manager Martin Jol, he agreed to exercise an option to extend his deal until summer 2013 on the eve of his 31st birthday.
Diarra, who has won four French and two Spanish titles during an already illustrious career, made 11 appearances during the second half of the season as Fulham claimed ninth place in the Premier League.
He scored one goal - against Bolton at the start of April - but impressed in a holding role for the Cottagers.