Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hilario signs new one-year deal at Chelsea

The Portuguese goalkeeper has agreed to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge and says he is looking forward to working again with manager Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea goalkeeper Henrique Hilario has signed a new one-year deal at the club, the Blues have confirmed.

The Portuguese goalkeeper was brought to Stamford Bridge in 2006 from Nacional by Jose Mourinho, in his first stint at the club. The 37-year-old has gone on to make just 39 appearances for the Blues but says he is happy to remain in West London.

“It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I'm very proud,” he told the club’s official website. “I'm really pleased to be part of this great squad, and I'm looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.”

Hilario's new deal means Chelsea is well-stocked at goalkeeper having signed Mark Schwarzer from Fulham in July as backup to first-choice Petr Cech. Youngster Jamal Blackman is also in the squad.