Raul Albiol signs new Real Madrid contract

Albiol signs new Madrid contract
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Spanish defender Raul Albiol signs a deal to keep him at Real Madrid until 2017.

Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has signed a contract extension to stay with the La Liga champions.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a return to Valencia after struggling for first-team football in Madrid, making just 10 league appearances last season.

Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has managed to allay Albiol's fears and signed the versatile defender to a deal that keeps him at the Bernabeu until 2017.

Albiol told the club's official website: "I'm really excited to sign a deal to sign a deal to stay on at the club.

"I am very happy here and I hope to be here until I retire."

Albiol was a member of Spain's triumphant squad at the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine this summer.

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