Vestergaard extends stay at Hoffenheim

Jannik Vestergaard has committing his immediate future to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim by signing a new contract with the club. The 19-year-old's current deal was due to expire in 2014 but he has agreed a two-year extension, prolonging his stay at Sinsheim until June 2016.

Danish U21 international Vestergaard, whose mother is German, was signed by Hoffenheim in mid-2010 from the youth team of Brondby IF. Upon his arrival at 1899, he initially played with the U23 side, before being given his Bundesliga debut as a last-minute substitute in the final game of the 2010/11 season. He emerged as a key first team player this season, under previous manager Holger Stanislawski and current boss Markus Babbel, and has made 21 appearances this campaign.

“Jannik has developed extraordinarily well in the last few months. In addition to his talent, he has everything that a top defender needs. He is tall, strong in the air, technically adept and has become a solid performer for us. We are therefore very happy that we've been able to convince him to sign a new contract”, remarked manager Babbel.

Vestergaard was equally pleased to have agreed terms on a new deal with the club. “I became a Bundesliga player here at Hoffenheim and I'd like to thank the club for giving me that opportunity. I feel completely at home here. I didn't need to think twice when accepting the club's offer.”

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