Borussia Dortmund extend Julian Brandt’s contract

Julian Brandt. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Julian Brandt. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) /

Julian Brandt has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Julian Brandt has been one of Borussia Dortmund’s top performers this season, and the BVB bosses have now rewarded him with a contract extension. The playmaker’s original contract was due to expire at the end of next season. And his new contract will see him stay with the Black and Yellows until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Borussia Dortmund had long been keen to extend Brandt’s contract to fend off the interest of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The 26 year old is enjoying a stellar season with BVB, and has nine goals and five assists to his name in 35 appearances across all competitions. Brandt also won the Bundesliga player of the month award for both January and February.

BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl praised Brandt for his development over the past 12 months, and also lauded the significant improvement in his defensive play.

"“Julian has developed enormously over the past year, he has become much more focused in his play without the ball, regularly assists goals and shines as a scorer as well. He plays a very important role in our planning, and we are happy that he has decided to continue shaping Borussia Dortmund’s sporting future as a leading player.”"

Brandt said that he is very happy at Borussia Dortmund, adding that he wants to help the team win titles in the coming years.

"“Even after four years, I still have great fun every single day being part of this team, being on the pitch with my teammates and playing football for this club with its extraordinary fans. I’m looking forward to the next few years in black and yellow and I’m sure that together we’ll have the opportunity to celebrate something great.”"

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Julian Brandt, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen in 2019 for a fee of 25 million euros, is all set to be a crucial part of the club’s plans for years to come. And his contract extension is a big boost for BVB as they look to establish themselves as perennial challengers for the Bundesliga title.