Borussia Dortmund officials stated in the past that they are intending to extend Julian Weigl’s contract beyond 2019. The 21-year-old is set to put his signature on a new deal soon.
According to German magazine Kicker, both Dortmund and Julian Weigl want to negotiate a deal that will extend his current papers until 2021. The German international is reported to earn an annual base salary of €1.5 million, which would be raised to €5m including bonuses with the new agreement according to reports.
The 21-year-old, who was brought in from second division club 1860 Munich in July 2015 for a reported fee of €2.5m has become an integral part of Thomas Tuchel’s midfield.
With clubs like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Paris St. Germain also showing interest in the central midfielder, it would be vital for the Black and Yellows to bind the unearthed gem to the club on a long-term contract.
Within one and a half seasons at Dortmund, Weigl’s estimated market value has risen from €2m to €18m, as per transfermarkt, which underlines the rapid development Weigl took since arriving at the Westfalenstadion.
So far he has played 1556 of 2070 possible minutes across all competitions this season, averaging an impressive pass completion rate of 91.5%.