22-year-old Pablo Rosario has signed a contract extension with PSV on Wednesday evening. The new deal ties him at the Philips Stadion until the summer of 2023. After putting pen to paper on his new deal, the Netherlands midfielder said: “I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club.”
From PSV U21 to Dutch international
Pablo Rosario joined PSV from Almere City two-and-a-half years ago and has become an established first-team regular. After having spent two seasons in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, one of which as a PSV U21 player, PSV head coach Phillip Cocu promoted the midfielder, who is very strong physically, to his first-team squad. Rosario made his first-team debut at home against Roda JC Kerkrade on 27 Augustus 2017. He made 14 league appearances in the 2017/18 season before taking the next step in his career under the guidance of new manager Mark van Bommel. He started 23 out of 24 games this season and received his first call-up to the Netherlands squad to face Belgium in October 2018.
“I am happy to have signed a new contract and to make my family proud”, said Rosario after putting pen to paper on his new deal.“ They are very important to me. We sometimes watch old images together. Things have gone so quickly. I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust PSV have put in me.”
‘Set an example’
“Pablo has set an example to many youth players”, said PSV Director of Football John de Jong. “He has fighting spirit, determination and great mentality. He fully deserves this new deal. He has made huge steps and is now a Dutch international, which makes us all very proud.”
Rosario opened his scoring account for PSV in the UEFA Champions League game against Internazionale. Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman named Rosario in his 30-man provisional squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers with Belarus and Germany. Rosario won the Eredivisie title with PSV in the 2017/18 season.