German World Cup-Winning Full-Back Durm Extends His Dortmund Contract

German defender Erik Durm signed a five-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old arrived the Westfalendstadion from Mainz in 2012 on an initial two-year deal and has already totaled 33 appearances for the club- same amount of games he played while at his previous club.

“Borussia Dortmund have really pushed my progress to make me the player I am now,” Durm told the club’s website. “It’s only natural for me to show my appreciation by committing in the long term to a club who have given me so much support.

Erik Durm Celebrates Winning the 2014 German Supercup With Dortmund. Image: Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty
Erik Durm Celebrates Winning the 2014 German Supercup With Dortmund. Image: Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty
“I’m absolutely convinced about Dortmund’s future and something big is growing here, and I want to be a part of it where possible.”

An unused substitute in Germany’s triumph at this year’s World Cup, Durm’s only international cap came in a warm-up friendly against Cameroon in June.

He was a half-time substitute in the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the 2014 German Super Cup earlier this season.

“Erik is a fantastic lad with his feet on the ground and he fits in perfectly at Borussia Dortmund,” Dortmund’s director of sport, Michael Zorc, said.

“It was totally clear to us that we would reward him for the progress he has made by giving him a long-term contract extension.”

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