This contract extension comes after several weeks of negotiations with the defensive midfielder, negotiations that began at the end of last season. During this period, the Club has continually recognised the player's importance within the squad that has won the last three French Ligue 1 championships. Since his arrival in January 2012, Thiago Motta has contributed greatly to the club's progression on both a national and international level and in winning nine trophies under the Qatar Sports Investments era, as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the last three seasons. Coming after the recent contract extensions of Javier Pastore, Lucas and Marquinhos, Thiago Motta's decision to extend his contract is further proof of the confidence the players have in the club's ambitions.
"I am extremely happy to see Thiago Motta extend his contract, revealed Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaïfi. Thiago is a fan favourite, as we saw during the last match at the Parc des Princes, when the crowd chanted his name several times. Since the start of this season, he has once again proved what an important element he remains in our playing system. Over the past few years, his immense experience has been crucial in the team's progress. His experience in the Champions League, that he has already won twice, will once again be integral to the club's ambitions to take the next step in Europe. For me, there was never any question of letting such a great player leave the club."