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Patrick Vieira signs one-year deal at Manchester City

Patrick Vieira
Vieira (right) helped City secure fifth place in the Premier League

Manchester City say midfielder Patrick Vieira will remain at the club next season after signing a one-year extension to his contract.

The 33-year-old signed a six-month deal in January after moving from Inter Milan on a free transfer.

He has now taken up the option of a further year at Eastlands.

"They brought me to City with the hope of bringing something to the club and I know I can do it," the Frenchman told BBC Radio 5 live.

Vieira completed his move to City on 8 January to become Roberto Mancini's first signing as City boss and went on to make 14 appearances last season.

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His first spell in English football came to an end when he left the Gunners for Juventus for £13.7m in the summer of 2005 after nine years at the London club.

He then moved to Inter, signed by Mancini where he won two Serie A titles under the Italian in 2007 and 2008.

The 6ft 3in central midfielder, who was not selected for France's World Cup squad, earned the last of his 107 international caps in a friendly against Nigeria in August but his last competitive appearance was in September 2007 during a European Championship qualifier against Scotland.

When Vieira joined City five months ago, Mancini said: "Patrick is one of the great players of his era with almost every honour in the game against his name.

"I am sure City fans will welcome him warmly and appreciate the contribution he will make."



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Swindon teenager to join Man City
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Vieira completes Man City switch
08 Jan 10 |  Man City
France name final World Cup squad
24 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Captain Vieira backed by Domenech
13 Feb 10 |  World Cup 2010
Wenger not ruling out Vieira deal
01 Aug 09 |  Arsenal
Vieira completes move to Juventus
15 Jul 05 |  Arsenal


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