Roberto Carlos and Guti extend deals with Real
MADRID, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos and Spanish midfielder Guti have reached agreements to extend their contracts with Real Madrid, the Primera Liga side said on Monday.
The club said that the 33-year-old Roberto Carlos had extended his existing deal for another year until June 2008 and that the new agreement included an option for a further 12-month extension.
The Brazilian joined Real from Inter Milan during Fabio Capello's first spell in charge of the club in the 1996/97 season.
He has been a fixture in the team ever since, helping Real to win three league titles, three European Cups and two World Club Cups over the last decade.
Guti, who has just turned 30, has prolonged his contract for an extra two years until 2010.
The midfielder graduated from Real's youth team more than a decade ago and has retained his place in the first-team squad despite the arrival of a stream of high-profile signings in recent years.
Real's sporting director Predrag Mijatovic, a former team mate of both players, said he was delighted with the new agreements.
'We are very happy, first because they are going to remain with us for more years and second because they are both playing very well and that is good for everyone,' Mijatovic told the club's website.