Striker extends Bayer stay.
Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling has agreed a new deal to stay at the club for a further two years until 2017, Sky Sports reports.
Kiessling still had two years to run on his current deal, but that was still cutting it too fine for Leverkusen, who sought to tie him down to a new deal as soon as possible.
He was the top scorer in last season’s Bundesliga, scoring 25 goals in 34 games. He joined Leverkusen from Nurnberg in 2006 and is delighted to have committed further to the Westphalian club.
“I’m really happy,” he said. “Bayer is my club and I feel really comfortable here.
“Leverkusen has become my home, where my wife and my children are happy.
“The environment is also perfect for me from a sporting perspective.
“Now I want to make a contribution to make Bayer Leverkusen successful over the coming years.”
Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser said of the 29-year-old;
“Stefan Kiessling has become a top performer at Bayer Leverkusen, a leader and the face of the club,
“His development since 2006 has been phenomenal. I hope he will finish his career with us.”
Kiessling helped the club to a third placed finish last season, meaning that they qualified for the early stages of the Champions League.