Jonas Hector has extended his contract at 1. FC Köln until 2023 despite interest from Borussia Dortmund and abroad following the club’s likely relegation from the Bundesliga.
FC Köln announced the news following a 2-2 draw with Schalke which leaves the club eight points from safety, with nine remaining.
Hector told the club’s website: “1. FC Köln allowed me to take the path from the regional league (fourth division) to the German national team. I am very connected and thankful to this club and feel very comfortable living in Cologne. It would have been no problem for me to switch to another club after this season, but it would not have felt right. We had many talks in the past few weeks and I had enough time to think about it. The decision for me is clear: I belong to FC and I want to go into the new season with this team and with these fans.”