The speculation over Hendrik Weydandt’s future at Hannover 96 has come to an end with the striker signing a new three-year deal with the club.
There has been much gossip over his future in recent months, with numerous Bundesliga clubs, as well as Hamburg, tussling over the 24-year-old, who had been out of contract at the HDI-Arena.
However, after much dithering over a proposed new deal in recent months, the striker who rose from amateur football to Bundesliga stardom in the 2018-19 season, has committed his future to the club.
He scored six goals as Hannover were relegated from the Bundesliga in 2019, with nine more (along with five assists) following in the season just gone, and will continue to play a big part in the plans of coach Kenan Kocak.
Sporting director Gerhard Zuber said that Weydandt had “made an incredible development” in his time for the club and has “matured into a seasoned professional” who he describes as “an identification figure” for the club.
Weydandt admitted that he had “several offers” to move away but he has ultimately “made a concscious decision not to leave Hannover,” adding that he is now “curious about what we can do if we reach out full potential.”
With loan players John Guidetti and Cedric Teuchert not expected to return, Weydandt can now build on his partnership with Marvin Ducksch, although new signings remain likely in attack. Darmstadt’s Serdar Dursun continues to be linked with the club.