Erik Durm, one of five World Cup winners in the squad of eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund, this week extended his contract at BVB. The 22-year-old full-back, whose previous contract ran until 2017, put pen to paper on a new deal until 30 June 2019.
“Erik is a great, down-to-earth young man who fits in perfectly at Borussia Dortmund. It was obvious to us that we would reward his excellent sporting development and extend his contract long-term”, said Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc. “Borussia Dortmund has driven my development so intensively that I have become the player I am today. It goes without saying that I value that immensely and want to commit myself long-term to the club that has nurtured me. I have the upmost faith in the path BVB is taking. We are steadily building something fantastic here and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible”, said Erik Durm.
The defender, who joined BVB from Mainz in 2012, is one of nine current German internationals under contract at Borussia Dortmund. Over the last two seasons, Roman Weidenfeller, Matthias Ginter, Kevin Großkreutz, Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer, Marco Reus, Sven Bender and Ilkay Gündogan have also been part of the German national team.