Borussia Dortmund extend Emre Can’s contract

Emre Can. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Emre Can. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Emre Can has put pen to paper on a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2025/26 season.

After weeks of speculation about his future, Borussia Dortmund have extended the contract of Emre Can. The midfielder signed a two year extension to his contract on Friday, and will now stay at the club until the end of the 2025/26 season. The contract extension of Can comes after his impressive turnaround in performances in recent months.

Can said that he feels very comfortable at Borussia Dortmund, and he wants his performances in the second half of last season to be his benchmark going forward.

"“I feel very comfortable here in Dortmund. In the past few months, I have definitely arrived and shown what I expect of myself and what the fans here expect of me.”“It has to be my benchmark to play like I did in the second half of the season or even better. Dortmund and I are a good fit. That’s why I want to stay here, work hard and help the team achieve our goals.”"

Despite Can’s impressive run of form in Borussia Dortmund’s title tilt, his future was put in doubt earlier this summer due to the club’s interest in signing Edson Álvarez from Ajax.

But in the end, the Black and Yellows decided against signing the Mexico international and opted to extend Can’s contract. The 29 year old will now go into the new season as BVB’s first-choice defensive midfielder.

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Emre Can joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Juventus in January 2020, and his transfer was made permanent in the following summer. The Germany international has made a total of 121 appearances for BVB, and is now also in contention to be the club’s next captain following Marco Reus’ decision to step down from the role.