Youssouf Mulumbu has signed a two-year contract extension at West Bromwich Albion.

The new agreement will keep the midfielder at the Hawthorns until 2016, with an option of a further 12 months.

After signing from Paris St Germain in January 2009, the DR Congo international has become an important part of the team, and after experiencing promotion and relegation with the Midlanders, he has played a key role in establishing their position as a mid-table Premier League outfit.

The 26-year-old previously had one year left on his current deal, and the Baggies' manager Steve Clarke is delighted with being able to secure his services, and 

He said to the club's official website: "This is good news for everyone connected with West Bromwich Albion," he told the club's official website.

"Youssouf is a talented player and the fact he is willing to sign a contract extension shows we're doing the right thing as a club.

"Youssouf is an important player for the group - the number of games he's played in the past few seasons underlines this fact.

"The really pleasing thing is that Youssouf should now be coming into his best years as a footballer".

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