Omar Marmoush unlikely to extend Wolfsburg contract

As reported by Wolfsburger Allgemeine, Omar Marmoush is unlikely to extend his contract at Wolfsburg beyond 2023 after both parties failed to reach an agreement regarding a signing-on fee.

VfL wanted to increase Marmoush’s salary from a reported €500,000 per year to €2.5m but the Egyptian allegedly wanted a bonus of €2m for signing a new contract. This latest development is likely to reignite interest from European clubs, with Premier League side Brentford seeing their offer rejected in the summer.

“An extension of the working paper is not in sight,” said Jörg Schmadtke. “As of today, unfortunately it’s not going to work. From our point of view, that’s a pity. We would have liked to extend with him.”

In the summer, Wolfsburg vetoed a move from Brentford and although recognising the potential in Marmoush, it’s unlikely that they’ll pay significantly over the odds for the 23-year-old, whose valuation doesn’t correspond with that of VfL’s.

Marmoush has featured in every Bundesliga game for Wolfsburg this season, scoring two goals across 686 minutes under Niko Kovač. Under the Croatian, Die Wölfe find themselves in seventh, two points behind Borussia Dortmund, who occupy the UEFA Europa Conference League spot.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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