Premier League side Bournemouth have tied their captain Simon Francis to a new contract at the club.
The 33-year-old has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the South Coast club until 2020.
Simon Francis has become an integral part of Eddie Howe’s team since he joined from Charlton in 2011 and also played his part on the rise from League One to the Premier League.
The defender whose previous contract was expected to run out at the end of next season has made almost 300 appearances for the Cherries in seven years.
While speaking about the new development with the club’s official website, Simon Francis said: “I’m delighted to sign a new deal and I am really looking forward to the next two years,” he told the club’s official website.
“I feel I’ve performed to my best over the past seven years and feel very proud to be part of such a successful squad.” he added.