Herrmann pens Gladbach extension

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Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach have tied midfielder Patrick Herrmann to a new long-term contract.

Patrick Herrmann has extended his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach until 2019.

The midfielder is a popular figure at Borussia Park having risen through the youth ranks with the Bundesliga club.

Herrmann made his debut as an 18-year-old in January 2010 and has gone on to make 185 appearances, scoring 35 goals.

"I love it here - it's great fun to play at Borussia and I feel the confidence of the association," he told the club's official website.

"I feel at home here."

Sporting director Max Eberl added: "We are very pleased that we were able to bind Patrick to a new contract and that he wants to continue the successful path we have taken together.

"Patrick has developed from a young player and we are happy that he wants to make the next step in his career with us."

Herrmann has been a pivotal figure in a Gladbach side challenging for a UEFA Champions League berth this season, making 24 Bundesliga appearances and scoring eight goals.