Borussia Mönchengladbach announced on Tuesday that they have extended the contract of Christoph Kramer to 2025. His original deal was set to expire this summer.
Kramer has played a bigger role for Gladbach this season and he spoke about why he decided to extend his contract: “I’ve always said just how much I feel at home at Borussia. I owe the club a great deal and would ideally finish up my playing career here. I’m loving my football at the moment, so I’m delighted that I will be staying even longer.”
Gladbach’s sporting director Roland Virkus also added why he felt an extension for Kramer was important: “This season, Christoph has proven just how valuable he remains to this team. His experience on the pitch and his personality make him a very important staple of our team.”
Kramer joined Gladbach in 2013 initially on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. His form on loan earned him a call-up to the 2014 World Cup squad. He would spend one season back at Leverkusen before permanently making Borussia Park his home. During this time he has made 184 appearances for Gladbach.
The 31-year-old has found a new lease of life under Daniel Farke, after being outcasted by Adi Hütter last season, Kramer has already played 14 games this season which is four off of his tally from last year. Kramer has also been more versatile at times playing as a centre-back, central defensive midfielder and in the number 10 position.
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