Germany's Hummels extends Dortmund contract

Updated: 16 March 2011 10:17 IST

Germany defender Mats Hummels has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2014, the Bundesliga leaders announced on Tuesday.

Berlin:

Germany defender Mats Hummels has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2014, the Bundesliga leaders announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Hummels, who joined Dortmund from defending champions Bayern Munich, won the last of his three caps in last month's 1-1 draw with Italy and is tipped as a future star of the national side.

"We have, in Mats, a very successful footballer who plays a significant role in our long-term planning and we have taken into account his sporting development," said Borussia director of sport Michael Zorc.

Hummels' signature means Dortmund will keep the core of their team which currently enjoys a nine-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Hummels joins fellow Germany teammates Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Goetze and Kevin Grosskreutz on contracts until 2014, while Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin is signed up until June 2013.

Coach Jurgen Klopp has also been signed up until 2014.

Borussia host fifth-placed Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga on Saturday night.

Topics : Football Mats Hummels Shinji Okazaki Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munchen
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