Fabiano extends Sevilla contract
Sevilla's Brazilian-born striker Luis Fabiano, the Primera Liga's second top scorer with 24 goals last season, has extended his contract with the club until June 2011, the Spanish side said Saturday.
The new contract includes a termination clause of 25 million euros (40 million dollars) and an undisclosed raise which the club said will make him one of its best-paid players along with fellow striker Frederic Kanoute and centre-back Sebastien Squillaci.
The 27-year-old joined Sevilla in 2005 from Portuguese giants FC Porto and helped the Spanish side win the 2006 and 2007 UEFA Cups, plus the Spanish King's Cup in 2007.
Last week Fabiano, who reportedly was being chased by other clubs including Real Madrid, obtained Spanish citizenship, meaning he no longer takes up one of the squad's places for a player from outside the European Union.
Fabiano has played for the Brazilian national team in the past. In 2005 his name made headlines around the world when his mother was kidnapped in his native Brazil. She was rescued by police after being held for over 60 days.