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Official: Toronto FC extend defender Chris Mavinga’s contract

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The new deal is reportedly for another three seasons!

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Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris (13) chases after Toronto FC defender Chris Mavinga (23) during the MLS Championship game
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TORONTO, Ont.—Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed defender Chris Mavinga to a new deal.

While club policy does not reveal the specific terms of the contract, according to Mavinga’s agent Jerome Meary on Instagram, the 28-year-old apparently signed a three-year extension.

“Chris is a player that has played a significant role in the success of the club over the past three years,” General Manager Ali Curtis released in a statement. “He has excellent tools for the position—left footed, excellent speed, and loves competing in the biggest games. We are excited that Chris chose to extend his contract, and that he will be with the organization moving forward.”

Mavinga, 28, originally signed with Toronto FC on January 31, 2017 and has made 86 appearances in three seasons for the club, becoming a stable at the back for the Reds alongside Omar Gonzalez last season. Of course part of Toronto FC’s 2017 Treble winning side, Mavinga was a key piece of the defence that set a club record of 13 clean sheets during the MLS regular season.

The French-born defender, who captured the 2010 U-19 UEFA championship with France, was originally signed using TAM back in 2017. Last season, he made $663,333 USD in guaranteed salary. It is unclear if the Reds used TAM to re-sign Mavinga at this time.