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Lazio's Brazilian defender Luiz Felipe signed a contract extension until 2022, the Serie A team announced on Monday.

Luiz Felipe, who will turn 21 on Thursday, joined Lazio in 2016 and played on loan with the second-tier club Salernitana last season before returning to Serie A.

With Lazio, Luiz Felipe played 11 league games and three cup matches, as well as eight Europa League contests.

The signing comes after Lazio's sporting director Igli Tare announced last month that Dutchman Stefan De Vrij - a cornerstone of the team's defense - would not extend his contract, which expires in June.