Newly-promoted Bundesliga side Werder Bremen have today announced the contract extension of 24-year-old defender Marco Friedl beyond 2023.
“Marco made yet another big step in his development last year, both on and off the pitch. He’s become a real leader among the ranks and we’re delighted to carry on the journey with him,” said Clemens Fritz, Bremen’s head of professional football.
Friedl added: “Whilst being at Werder I’ve developed into a Bundesliga player and I’ve been able to make over 100 appearances for the first team. I’m excited to carry on my journey with Werder and will do everything I can to help us achieve our sporting goals next year and re-establish ourselves in the Bundesliga.”
The Austria international has played 112 games in all competitions for Werder Bremen and had attracted interest from both the Bundesliga and Champions League clubs.
Whilst no official details have been released regarding contract length, it was reported early last month that Friedl’s new deal would be until at least 2025.