Former Portugal’s midfielder Deco has signed a contract extension with Fluminense that ties him to the Brazilian club until the end of 2013.
“Fluminense opened its doors for me and my connection with the club has become stronger by the day,” Deco said during a press conference Thursday. “Things have gone well and I’m feeling happy. I also sense that people here feel the same way too.”
The Brazilian-born playmaker joined Fluminense in 2010 after a glittering European career with Chelsea, Barcelona and Porto.
He said retirement was still far from his thoughts having enjoyed his role as a mentor to his younger teammates.
“The affection and passion I have for this club is a source of pride for me,” Deco said. “We will continue to talk about the future but my focus right now is on playing football.”