Borussia Dortmund and Lukasz Piszczek, 34, have agreed to extend the player's contract, which was set to expire at the end of the season, and to continue working together until 30 June 2021. The extension means that next season will be the Pole's 11th at BVB. Piszczek will hang up his boots once it's over, at which point he will be 36.

Lukasz Piszczek is one of Borussia Dortmund's longest-serving players. He won the Bundesliga title with BVB in 2011 and 2012, plus the DFB Cup in 2012 and 2017. In addition, the right-back was one of the key performers as the Black & Yellows reached the 2013 Champions League final. He has made 355 appearances (Bundesliga, DFB Cup and international competitions) in a Dortmund shirt, scoring 18 goals – the most recent of which came in the 4-0 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on 14 February. This season he has made 21 out of a possible 26 Bundesliga appearances, and has only been omitted from the starting XI once since Matchday 17.

"Lukasz Piszczek is an absolute leading figure in our team. Furthermore, he's in top condition physically too. It was therefore logical that we would extend his contract by a further year," explained sporting director Michael Zorc.