, Dortmund born and bred, will be sticking with the Westphalians until 2016 after agreeing on a new deal on Tuesday.
Next to commit
The attacking midfielder’s existing contract was set to expire in the summer of 2014, but he did not need much convincing to extend terms with his hometown club. “I'm happy playing for the Yellow-Blacks,” he said. “Borussia Dortmund have always come first for me and I'll give everything I've got to be successful with this club. I was, am and remain a Borusse."
Großkreutz becomes the latest member of the defending Bundesliga champions' squad to sign up to a new deal, following in the recent footsteps of Mario Götze, Sven Bender, Neven Subotic, Lukasz Piszczek and Jakub Blaszczykowski.
Dortmund through and through
Few players can match Großkreutz's long-standing obsession with Dortmund, though. “Kevin has always identified hugely with Borussia Dortmund," said sporting director Michael Zorc. "We're pleased to have been able to tie down another key member of our team down for the long term."
Großkreutz has appeared 113 times in the Bundesliga for Dortmund since arriving from Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2009. The three-time Germany international has played 16 times this season, scoring once.