Abidal and Thiago during the game against Villareal / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona and Éric Abidal have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract by one year, until June 30th, 2013. The agreement includes a provision to extend the Frenchman’s contract until 2015, with automatic yearly renovations from 2013 through 2015.

The contract signing ceremony has yet to be determined.

Éric Abidal has played a total of 177 official games for FC Barcelona in the four and a half seasons he’s been at the Club. During his time as an Azulgrana, he has scored one goal - in last season’s Cup - and he successfully overcame the tumour on his liver, making him one of the fan favourites.

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