On the eve of tomorrow's big Pokal Final, Eintracht Frankfurt announced that Mario Götze had signed an early contract extension.
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In revealing the new deal, the SGE declared itself proud that "Götze has committed himself to the club and remaining in the heart of Europe" with his decision to extend. Götze has scored three goals and contributed a further nine assists since returning to German football last offseason. The former Bayern and Dortmund star has now contested a total of Bundesliga fixtures and scored a total of 60 goals.
"The fact that Mario has committed himself to Eintracht Frankfurt for the long term is important news," Eintracht sporting director Markus Krösche remarked in a statement accompanying the signing, "He is an excellent fit for us, both personally and athletically, and is increasingly becoming one of the defining faces of Eintracht.
"He is a cornerstone in our team, Krösche continued, "His early contract extension gives us planning security in a key position. It also underscores our ambition to retain experienced players and identification figures at the club alongside young players with development potential."
"From day one, I've felt very comfortable at Eintracht Frankfurt," Götze himself added, "I have taken the club and the city to my heart. I also see myself here in the future and want to provide clarity with my early contract extension. I remain firmly convinced of Eintracht's great potential. The club has a clear plan and I identify with the goals."