Official: Carlos Kameni Signs Four Year Contract Extension With Espanyol

The goalkeeper has put any transfer rumours to bed by signing a new deal...
Espanyol have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with goalkeeper Carlos Kameni to extend his contract by four-years.

The deal will see the Cameroonian stay on with the Catalan club until at least the summer of 2013 and puts an end to reports of him leaving.

The player himself is currently away on international duty with his country but new sporting director of Espanyol, Ramon Planes, commented on the deal.

"[We have] arrived at an agreement for renewal and Kameni has told us that he is happy to stay at Espanyol. It is a good agreement for both parties and fits our philosophy well. We do not like negotiations to go on for too long," the official Espanyol website quote him as saying.

With regards to any more signings or possible renewals, Planes explained that "if Espanyol are not interesting in a player, we will not make an offer, but if we do, then it is because we are interested".

Kameni joined Espanyol back in 2005 from French club Le Havre and has since become the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper, making over 150 appearances for the Catalans.

During his time in Spain he has won the Copa del Rey with Espanyol and was also voted best African goalkeeper in 2006-07.

James Walker-Roberts,