Abidal and Carvalho commit to Monaco

AS Monaco FC have announced that they have agreed one-year contract extensions with Ricardo Carvalho and Éric Abidal, the defenders now tied to the club until June 2015.

Defender Éric Abidal and Ricardo Carvalho
Defender Éric Abidal and Ricardo Carvalho ©Getty Images

Ricardo Carvalho and Éric Abidal have committed their futures to Ligue 1 runners-up AS Monaco FC for a further 12 months.

The defenders – who joined the principality outfit at the beginning of last season – have renewed until June 2015 their respective contracts with a club preparing to return to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in a decade.

Carvalho, 36, was a near ever-present last term following his transfer from Real Madrid CF, appearing in all but one of Monaco's 38 top-flight fixtures. Abidal, two years Carvalho's junior, was the ex-Portuguese international's centre-back partner on 26 occasions in Ligue 1, the former France player having moved back to the Stade Louis II from FC Barcelona.