Mali's Yves Bissouma extends Lille contract

Yves Bissouma
Yves Bissouma scored for Mali against Uganda at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Mali international midfielder Yves Bissouma has signed a new contract to stay with French club Lille until 2021.

Bissouma penned a professional deal with the northern club only in July 2016, four months after joining the reserves from AS Real Bamako.

The 20-year-old, whose previous deal ran until June 2019, says he is very happy at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

"In football, when you put in the work you always get rewarded," Bissouma told the club's website.

"I still have a lot of progress to make. I want to give myself every chance of doing that and fulfilling my objectives.

"The first is to keep the club in Ligue 1, and then I would also like to win a trophy with Lille."

Bissouma has scored once in 17 appearances for the club since making his debut against Toulouse in September 2016.

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