Cédric Brunner signs Bielefeld extension

Cédric Brunner

Arminia Bielefeld defender Cédric Brunner has signed a new two-year contract following the club’s promotion to the Bundesliga.

The 26-year-old’s contract had been set to expire, but reports in recent weeks had indicated an extension was likely.

He joined the club from FC Zürich in 2018, and has appeared in 25 2. Bundesliga matches this season.

The first two years in Bielefeld were a great time after a few start-up problems. The crowning glory is the promotion to the Bundesliga,” he told the club’s website. “I didn’t have to think twice about extending my contract. I am happy that the club gives me the opportunity to play in the Bundesliga.”

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Sporting director Samir Arabi described Brunner as “an important factor in our championship team,” with coach Uwe Newhaus saying “he fits perfectly in to our team… I am convinced he can prevail and survive in our Bundesliga adventure.”

Bielefeld’s promotion to the Bundesliga was confirmed on Tuesday, with their win against Darmstadt on Thursday confirming them as champions. Brunner had to go off with a facial injury in that game, but is expected to be fit to face Karlsruher SC on Sunday.

They haven’t been able to keep hold of Jonathan Clauss, however. It has been known for several weeks that he will join RC Lens in the summer, with the French club finally confirming the deal on Friday:

Banner image source: Arminia Bielefeld.

Published by jamesrees1989

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