Abidal inks new Barca deal

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal put pen to paper on a new contract with the club on Friday, signing a deal that keeps him at the Nou Camp through at least next season.

It was announced last month that the France international had agreed to a deal that would keep him with Barca through next season, with the option of extending the contract a further two years.

"I always said that I'd like to stay and live here and enjoy the football," Abidal told the club's website.

"(Barcelona are) my second family. I see people at the club more than I see my own family."

The 32-year-old has made 116 league appearances for the Catalan side since joining from Lyon in 2007, with Abidal playing in 18 of Barca's 20 league matches so far this campaign.