Roma have finally confirmed that Bryan Cristante has extended his contract with the club until 2027.
Cristante’s new deal was reportedly agreed months ago, but now it has officially been announced by the club.
Thanks to the new deal, the midfielder will be staying with the club for another four seasons, effectively completing the prime years of his career in the capital.
The 28-year-old told asroma.com: “Roma has become my second family. I wanted to sign a new contract and I’m really happy now that it’s done.
“I’d like to thank the owners and the club for this extension.
“I’ve been here a few years now and had the privilege of witnessing the progress made by the team and the club first hand.
“I’ll carry on giving my all for the Giallorossi colours and for our fans – they’re very demanding but they give back more than they ask for.”
Cristante has made 228 appearances in his Roma career to date, which puts him 33rd on the club’s list of all-time leading appearance makers.
The 2022-23 season was the second in a row in which he played 50 games or more for Roma. In Serie A, no player averaged more tackles per game than the former Atalanta man.
Tiago Pinto added: “We are thrilled to be able to announce this contract renewal.
“Cristante has improved year on year and thoroughly deserved everything he has achieved, including the trophies he has won with Italy and Roma.
“Bryan has always put Roma’s best interests before anything else and represents many of the key values we want to pass on to our younger players like professionalism and courage.”
A member of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020 and the Roma team that won the Europa Conference League in 2022, Cristante is third in command in the club’s captaincy hierarchy.