Bodmer extends Lille stay
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille star Mathieu Bodmer has pledged his future to the club by signing a new deal.Lille star Mathieu Bodmer has pledged his future to the club by signing a new deal.
Bodmer has penned a two-year extension to his contract to keep him at Lille until 2011.
The 22-year-old has established himself as a key player for Lille and he has impressed in this season's UEFA Champions League campaign.
Bodmer's performances were reported to have attracted the interest of a host of clubs including Arsenal.
Lille were determined to ward off the potential suitors and moved quickly to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
News of Bodmer's new deal will come as a massive boost to Lille ahead of their key Champions League clash with Villarreal next week.