“I told my club that I wanted to extend a year, until June 2024.” These are the words of Nikola Karabatic, the PSG Handball superstar to AFP.
In contract until the end of the current season, the 38-year-old player also clarified that he was still "in discussion" with the capital club.
A one-year extension would allow him to apply for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where Les Bleus du hand will defend their title won last year in Tokyo.
“Even if I extend for a year in the club, there is no guarantee that I will still play for the France team”, nevertheless recalled the triple Olympic gold medalist.
“I try to avoid dreaming too much, to concentrate on what is happening.
Everything can go very quickly, I had the experience of the injury, and the postponed Olympic Games ”, delayed the center half of Paris Saint-Germain and the France team.
Selected in the group of Blues to prepare for the World Cup-2023, from January 11 to 29, the player with a rich record (triple Olympic champion, quadruple world champion, triple European champion) had cast doubt on his future in- beyond next June, which currently corresponds to the end of his contract with the Parisian club.
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“I first wanted to see my form and my ability to go the distance and the shock, and also to see if I was good, and if I was useful to the team.
I realized that I felt good, that I was good and fit and that I wanted to continue,” explained Nikola Karabatic.
The French international must first try to glean a fifteenth title of champion of France.
Paris Saint-Germain is currently in second position in the Liqui Moly Starligue with the same record (thirteen wins for two losses) as the leader Montpellier.