Walter Benitez has extended his contract with the Ligue 1 club.
Benitez has been with the club since 2016 where he joined from Quilmes. The club announced that the Argentine will be extending his contract but it hasn’t been announced until what year. Despite not playing a single match for the senior Argentina national team, Benitez has impressed in France. Speaking on the club’s website, here’s what he had to say regarding his contract extension:
“I am very happy to stay here with Nice. This was the best choice for my career. I feel great here. A great project began here last season with INEOS.
“Nice is a big club here in France, but also overseas. It’s all positive. These are the reasons that I decided to extend my stay here.
“People were often asking me if I was going to sign and when… It’s nice, very flattering. The fans are right behind us and they are happy with what I have achieved since I joined the club. Today, it’s done… today, I’ve signed. I think they are going to be happy, just like me!”
Patrick Vieira, current coach of OGC Nice had this to say:
“It’s a clear message from the club and director of football, Julien Fournier: our aim is to retain our best players as long as possible. We have shown that with Walter.
“This contract extension is very good news. I have been working with Walter for two years now and, honestly, I enjoy it immensely. He is a very good goalkeeper and a role model for the young players in the squad. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the man behind the player. Walter is a consummate professional. He is always ready, training hard every day, he knows his body. He’s a player you can count on.”