Bender pens Dortmund extension

BVB Dortmund have announced that Sven Bender has agreed to a contract extension, tying the midfielder to the club until June 2021.

The 26-year-old has been at the club since 2009, and his previous deal was set to expire at the end of next season.

However, he has now followed goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in signing a new deal, and was delighted to have penned the extension.

“I want to thank Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and Thomas Tuchel for the trust they have placed in me,” Bender told the club’s official website.

“We have brought some very good discussions to a conclusion. I am extremely happy to be wearing the black and yellow jersey into the future.

“I would be glad if some of my other teammates would therefore follow in the coming weeks.”