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Official: Augsburg extend Felix Götze's contract and renew loan with Kaiserslautern

By Peter Vice

In a deal that should prove advantageous to all parties involved, 23-year-old defensive all-rounder Felix Götze will continue to ply his trade in the 3. Bundesliga next year. 

The former FC Bayern München prospect will remain in the Pfalz on a new season-long loan deal after extending his contract with FC Ausbgurg. 

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Felix Götze will play another season atop the Betzenberg. This has been confirmed after his parent club FC Augsburg extended his contract through 2024 and negotiated another loan deal with the German Red Devils of the Pfalz.

"Felix Götze made excellent developmental progress during his last loan with Kaiserslautern," FCA sporting director Stefan Reuter remarked in a statement, "The possibility of another loan accords him the chance to further his development and eventually return to us." 

"We are very happy that Felix's loan has been sorted out," Kaiserslautern managing director of sport Thomas Hengen said in his own statement, "With him in the squad, we're even more variable in terms of play. He's a player who can read the game very well and it doesn't take him long to decipher it." 

The younger brother of 2014 German World Champion Mario has fallen off the radar somewhat after struggling with injury issues in the last two seasons. Many Bundesliga watchers nevertheless consider his work on loan during the second half of the season to have been most impressive. 

Götze played at center back, sweeper, and even the forward deployed six position for the Pfälzer. His success at various positions during the Rück-runde played a significant role in helping 'Lautern stave off relegation to the fourth tier. 

"In order to develop optimally, I need more playing experience," Götze said in his published statement, "I've received that recently at Kaiserslautern and I can gain further important important experience at the FCK."

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