The Brazilian joined Lille from Le Mans in 2008, and with his previous deal
set to expire in June, the club has stepped up and secured his services for
the next two seasons.
De Melo, 27, has battled injuries throughout the season that have limited him
to 14 appearances. A shin injury early in the campaign was followed by a torn
hamstring which kept him out for much of the first half of the season.
But De Melo has bounced back from his injury woes to score three goals in
Lille's last two games to give the club an outside chance at retaining its