Sneijder extends contract with Inter

FC Internazionale Milano president Massimo Moratti has announced that influential midfielder Wesley Sneijder has penned a two-year extension to his deal with the European champions.

Wesley Sneijder has signed a new two-year contract
Wesley Sneijder has signed a new two-year contract ©Getty Images

Wesley Sneijder has added two years to his contract with FC Internazionale Milano, committing himself to the European champions until 2015.

Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti made the announcement after a board meeting on Thursday. "Our fans will be happy because I can announce that Sneijder extended his contract today," said Moratti. "He was a key player for us last season and he will continue to be for many more years."

The 26-year-old Dutch international joined Inter from Real Madrid CF in 2009 and helped them win the UEFA Champions League, Scudetto and Coppa Italia in his first season in Milan. He then played a major role as the Netherlands reached the FIFA World Cup final in South Africa and was named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in Monaco in August.

The former AFC Ajax playmaker has scored two goals in three UEFA Champions League games this term. Inter sit top of Group A with seven points, three ahead of Tottenham Hotspur FC, the team they face in north London on Tuesday.