Fulham defender Denis Odoi has signed a contract extension, the English club announced on Monday, 14th September.

The 32-year-old Belgium-born star committed himself to a new two-year deal that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2022, with an option for a further 12 months.

Odoi, who joined the Cottagers from Lokeren in 2016, has made a total of 134 appearances.

“I’m happy, as it’s given me this season and next season guaranteed at the club. I’m enjoying my life here, so I’m really happy that I can stay here for an extra two years, ” Odoi told FFC TV.

The versatile defender played an integral part as Fulham won promotion back to the English Premier League last season.

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Fulham director of football operations Tony Khan said: “I’m glad to announce that Denis has signed a contract extension to stay with Fulham for at least two more years. Denis has played a big part in both of our promotions in the past few years, and he is a great competitor with a tremendous work ethic so I’m very pleased to extend his contract. Come on Fulham!”

Internationally, Odoi who was eligible to play for Belgium and Ghana, made his only Belgium U20 appearance, playing 45 minutes, in a 1–1 draw against Slovakia U20 in 2008.

A year later, he was called up to the Belgium U21 for the first time but did not play. He made his debut in a 1–0 win against France U21 in 2010 and went on to make three more appearances before he was called up to Belgium’s senior team for the first time in 2011.

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He made his senior Belgian debut in 2012, playing the whole game, in a 2–2 draw against Montenegro.

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