Germany striker Mario Gomez to stay at Wolfsburg

Mario Gomez joined the Wolfsburg in summer 2016 to provide 16 goals in 33 competitive appearances since then.

Published: 10th June 2017 11:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2017 11:20 PM   |  A+A-

Braunschweig's Gustav Valsvik, left and Wolfsburg's Mario Gomez vie for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht Braunschweig and VfL Wolfsburg at the Eintracht Stadion in Braunschweig, Germany. | AP


BERLIN:  Germany striker Mario Gomez will remain at Wolfsburg, both sides have confirmed. The 31-year-old joined the German football club in summer 2016 to provide 16 goals in 33 competitive appearances since then.

"In the last days we discussed the situation with those in charge several times. Despite the very difficult season, I have confidence in our team, the club and the fans. I decided to play here next year," Gomez said on Friday.

Wolfsburg almost dropped into the second division. However, they were able to edge second division side Braunschweig (2-0 on aggregate) in the relegation play-off matches to ensure another year in Germany's top flight, reports Xinhua news agency.

Wolfsburg's sporting director Olaf Rebbe said: "Mario Gomez has not only once again demonstrated that he is an absolute top striker but he has also proved that he can greatly deal with responsibility within the team and the club.


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