Amine Harit (l.) has blossomed under David Wagner (r.) this season, registering six goals and three assists in 14 Bundesliga outings. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Amine Harit (l.) has blossomed under David Wagner (r.) this season, registering six goals and three assists in 14 Bundesliga outings. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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Amine Harit extends Schalke contract

Amine Harit has been rewarded for his sensational form in 2019/20 by signing a three-year contract extension at Schalke, keeping him at the club until 2024.

The 22-year-old has emerged as the club's chief attacking weapon under new head coach David Wagner this season, chipping in with six goals and three assists in 14 Bundesliga starts to help the Royal Blues sit fourth in the standings.

"I'm very grateful to the club and the management team for sticking by me in difficult times and for always believing in me," Harit told the official Schalke website after inking his new contract. "I'd like to continue repaying their faith in me. I can still develop and want to play in Europe again with Schalke in the coming years. We can only do that as a team."

The 10-time Morocco international arrived at the Royal Blues from French side Nantes in 2017 and, prior to this season, had shown intermittent glimpses of his promise, but this term he has taken a step forward and is now consistently performing at the highest level every week.

"Amine is one of a number of players between the ages of 19 and 23 with huge potential who could be the future of the club," said Wagner. "I'm delighted that he consciously wants to be a part of this group and wants to continue his development with is. Over the past six months he's demonstrated just what you can achieve with hard work and a systematic plan."