BREAKING NEWS: Bender agrees Dortmund extension


Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender has agreed a contract extension to keep him with the Bundesliga club until 2021.

The 26-year-old Germany international arrived from 1860 Munich in 2009 and was due to see his previous contract expire at the end of next season.

However, the two-time Bundesliga winner has now followed goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in agreeing an extension.

"I want to thank Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and Thomas Tuchel for the trust they have placed in me," Bender told the club's official website.

"We have brought some very good discussions to a conclusion. I am extremely happy to be wearing the black and yellow jersey into the future.

"I would be glad if some of my other teammates would therefore follow in the coming weeks."