Niklas Süle extends contract until 2017

Hoffenheim and Niklas Süle (18) have agreed an early contract extension until June 30th, 2017. The former contract of the U19 international was due to expire in 2015.

Süle arrived at TSG as a 14-year-old and developed in the club's academy. In 2013, manager Markus Gisdol called the then 17-year-old into the first team and the defender went on to make four appearances by the end of the season (including the relegation play-offs). In the current season, Süle has made six appearances, four of which have come in the starting eleven.

Alexander Rosen, director of football at the club: "Niklas has developed well and made big steps in the last few months. This contract extension represents that good work and is a positive for both sides. His career is an example of the excellent work in our youth system and we are delighted that Niklas has extended with us.”

Youngest goalscorer in a competitive game

Niklas Süle: “I'm delighted by the faith the club has put in me. I'm especially thankful to Markus Gisdol and Alexander Rosen. I will do all I can to keep improving and become a more stable and important part of the team and the club as a whole.”

Süle scored his first goal for Hoffenheim in the second round of the German Cup against Energie Cottbus, becoming TSG's youngest goalscorer in a competitive game at the age of 18 years and 21 days. The centre back also has this club record in the Bundesliga following his goal against Bayern Munich (2-1 defeat) on matchday 11 this season. At that time, Süle was just 18 years and 60 days old.

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