Juan Bernat officially ended all speculation regarding his footballing future as he signed off on a multiyear contract extension deal with Paris Saint-Germain. The contract agreement will see Bernat remain on with PSG until 2025.
For Bernat, this was not a difficult decision for him to make at this point in this career. The Spanish defender sought to avoid free agency and aimed to instead sign a new contract deal with PSG, which he has gone on to do just that.
Bernat spoke further about his new extension deal to PSG TV.
“I am very happy to have been able to extend my contract with Paris,” Bernat said. “I have always said that I feel good here. I really wanted to continue my adventure with the club, it’s now happened and I am very happy about it.
“There is a really exciting project here and I am happy to be a part of it. I think that we can achieve great things together, that’s one of the reasons that I wanted to continue my time here at the club, and I hope to be able to play here for several more years.”
Bernat has not yet played a single match under new PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as the left-back is still recovering from his ACL injury. Still, Bernat is much a fan of the Argentine’s work so far with the club.
“I had a really good first impression, of him and all of his coaching staff,” Bernat said. “And it’s easier because we speak the same language, so we can understand each other easily. He is a top coach, I think that he is doing great things with the squad and I am happy to be able to work with him.”
PSG is currently in the midst of the most intriguing Ligue 1 title race in years, which is one that Bernat aspires to see his side finish off the campaign as league champions once again.
“The league is very tight this year, we are just three points behind the leaders and I hope we will make up these points,” Bernat said. “I also hope to be available for the final games and to help the team.”
Bernat is expected to be back with the team before the season’s end.
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