Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago has signed a one year contract extension to his already existing contract.

The 35-year-old was absent from November until this month with a leg injury making his comeback as a late substitute against Celta Vigo in last weekend’s final Primera Division fixture  but the Champions League finalists have opted to keep him on board at the Vicente Calderon.

Atletico director Jose Luis Caminero told the Primera Division club’s official website:

“He is a player who gives us a lot of experience on and off the field. That experience is vital to our team.”

Tiago who missed out on Portugal’s 23 man squad for the Euros moved to Madrid from Juventus in 2010 and has since made 162 league appearances, scoring 16 goals.

He has won the Primera Division, Europa League and Copa del Rey with Atletico.

On Atletico’s Twitter account, Tiago said: “I am very happy to continue to belong to the Atletico family.”

This comes after Saul Niguez renewed his contract for another five years as Diego Simeone will be hoping to get the squad ready ahead of the coming season.