Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has signed a new five-year deal at Ewood Park following a string of impressive performances.
Samba has become a fixture at the back after arriving from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Boss Mark Hughes said: "We are delighted to have secured Chris's services for the long term."
Samba, 23, joined the club in January for £400,000 and chairman John Williams said: "Chris has done exceptionally well and the new contract is thoroughly deserved.
"It is also good business for the club in securing the services of a very talented player."
Samba, who has opted to play for Congo despite being born in France, said: "I am happy to extend my time at the club and want to keep performing."