Preston captain Alan Browne has extended his stay at the club by signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Browne was out of contract in the summer and there has been persistent speculation about his future as he had been linked with a move to other clubs.
Alan, 25, has already made 273 appearances and he had been excited by the transfer window business, which had helped make his mind up to signing a deal that will take him past ten years at Deepdale.
“I have been here a long time and it is such a relief to get it over the line and have a few more years of me being at this fantastic club and hopefully we can make the next coming years successful,” Browne told the club website.
“It is time to take the next step with my career. I had different opinions from different people and I wanted to gather as many opinions as I possibly could. I felt that this was the right decision for me and hopefully I can progress with my own career, as well as with the football club.”
Manager Alex Neil added: “He has been an ever-present since I have been here and his will to win, what the club means to him, how long he has been there, he is the right guy to take that armband forward and I am delighted he has committed himself to do that for the next few years.”