Nouhou Tolo has signed a new contract at Seattle Sounders – to fend off multiple European clubs that had shown interest in his services.
The 25-year-old has signed a three-year-deal to keep him at the club till the summer of 2026.
Nouhou first joined the club in 2016, starting with the reserves, but has gone on to make just under 200 appearances at the Lumen Field.
“We are pleased to announce this well-earned new contract for Nouhou,” Seattle GM & chief soccer officer Craig Waibel said in a release.
“In addition to solidifying himself as one of the most reliable defenders in our league, Nouhou has been central to so many massive moments for the club. We look forward to more moments to come.”
During his time at the club, Nouhou has become a 2021 MLS All-Star and 2022 CONCACAF Champions League Best XI selection.
This new commitment from the Cameroon international means he could spend a decade in the Major League Soccer.
The fan-favorite defender will continue his development under coach Brian Schmetzer who certainly endorsed the new deal.
“Congratulations to Nouhou, who has done his part for the club, helping us win many games and trophies,” said coach Brian Schmetzer.
“This is a player who began with the second team seven years ago, and now has grown into one of the best defensive players in MLS. It’s a tremendous story for both Nouhou and the club.”
Nouhou will be seen for the first time after the new deal this weekend when Seattle Sounders are out to face LAFC in match day four of the domestic championship which they have won two and lost one of their opening three encounters.
The Malian-Cameroonian has featured for Cameroon at the U20, U23 and the senior Africa Cup of Nations plus the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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