Hawthorns enforcer signs new deal.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has agreed a new three contract with the Midlands club.
The 24-year-old was voted the club’s player of the year and player’s player of the year and his efforts have been rewarded.
The Congo international has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2014 but also has the option of a further 12 months.
It is Mulumbu’s third new contract in the past 13 months and is a reward for his outstanding form last season.
He formed a solid partnership with Paul Scharner in the centre of the park and finished as Albion’s second highest scorer with seven goals.
“It is great that Youssouf has been rewarded for his efforts last season and that we have been able to persuade him that his future lies with West Bromwich Albion,” manager Roy Hodgson said.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him build on his success of being named player of the season – and trying to confirm it again this season.”
The club’s sporting and technical director, Dan Ashworth, said: “I’m delighted Youssouf has signed another new contract.
“I can remember when he first joined us, as a practically unknown from PSG two and a half years ago, and he has come on in leaps and bounds since then.
“As we have previously stated, we are aiming to strengthen our squad this summer – not dismantle it – and we believe Youssouf will be a key player for us again this season.
“I’m sure he will now get his head down and continue the improvement he has shown since joining us.”