Alexander Meyer extends Borussia Dortmund contract

Alexander Meyer. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Alexander Meyer. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund have extended the contract of Alexander Meyer, with the club’s second-choice goalkeeper set to stay on until at least 2025.

Alexander Meyer has signed a one-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund. The 32 year old has been rewarded for his assured performances between the sticks whenever called upon. BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl lauded Meyer as an absolute team player and a very reliable professional.

"“Alex is much more than a second goalkeeper. Whenever he has been needed, he has performed at an exceptionally high level. He is an absolute team player, a great footballer and a very reliable professional who brings calmness and confidence to the team.”"

Borussia Dortmund signed Meyer last summer on a free transfer from Jahn Regensburg. He was brought in to be the club’s second-choice goalkeeper behind Gregor Kobel, and enjoyed a solid debut season with the Black and Yellows.

Meyer made a total of 12 appearances for Borussia Dortmund last season, and kept three clean sheets. His performances saw him attract the interest of VfB Stuttgart. But the BVB bosses have moved quickly to extend his contract, and he will now be the club’s second-choice goalkeeper at least until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Alexander Meyer, who made his Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League debut last season, said that he wants to do his part in helping Borussia Dortmund win titles in the coming seasons.

"“I’m delighted about BVB’s trust in me and the contract extension that comes with it. I’ve been given a super welcome by everyone since day one in Dortmund and immediately felt right at home. Everyone saw last season what this club is capable of. I will do my part to ensure that we celebrate successes and win titles in the near future. I’m very happy to remain a part of the BVB family.”"

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With Gregor Kobel still on his break, Meyer will line up between the sticks as Borussia Dortmund go up against Oberliga side Westfalia Rhynern in their first pre-season friendly of the summer next week.