World Cup winner Erik Durm extends Dortmund deal to 2019

Borussia Dortmund left back Erik Durm has extended his contract with last season`s Bundesliga runners-up by two years to 2019, the club said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 02, 2014, 19:32 PM IST
World Cup winner Erik Durm extends Dortmund deal to 2019

Berlin: Borussia Dortmund left back Erik Durm has extended his contract with last season`s Bundesliga runners-up by two years to 2019, the club said on Tuesday.

Durm was a World Cup winner with Germany in July following a meteoric improvement last season that resulted in a surprise call-up.

He had joined Dortmund in 2012 but had to wait for his Bundesliga debut until last August.

A string of injuries to starting left back Marcel Schmelzer gave the 22-year-old a lot of playing time last season and the German call-up followed several superb performances in the Champions League.

"Erik is a great young man who is firmly on the ground," said Dortmund Sports Director Michael Zorc in a statement.

"For us it was always clear that given his development we would sign a long-term deal."