Heurelho Gomes has extended his career at Watford by signing a new one-year contract.

The popular goalkeeper, whose previous deal was set to expire this weekend, had suggested in March he was "99 per cent sure" he would retire at the end of last season.

But following the FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City, the Brazilian admitted he had yet to make a final decision and would be sitting down with the club to discuss his future.

He said: "I have got to speak to the club and the club want to speak with me, so I will listen to them and see what is going to happen.

"If I am still able to do something for this club I will do it. But we need to speak, calm down and sit next week and see what the decision is."

The Hornets confirmed at the start of this month that those discussions were ongoing and Gomes has now signed a new contract, putting his retirement on hold for at least one more year.

Signed from Tottenham Hotspur five years ago, the 38-year-old has made more than 150 appearances for Watford and was named Player of the Season after the club's first year back in the Premier League. He has also won the Players' Player of the Season accolade twice.