Leverkusen - 2014 FIFA World Cup winner will return to Bayer 04 Leverkusen once his loan deal at Borussia Mönchengladbach expires in the summer, after signing a two-year contract extension with his parent club.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who has been on the books in Leverkusen since 2008, joined Gladbach in 2013 following two seasons on loan at Bundesliga 2 side VfL Bochum.
'The full package'
"After speaking to the relevant parties at Leverkusen, I didn't hesitate to sign an extended deal," Kramer told club website bayer04.de. "The team, the coach and the club - it's the full package. I've known Bayer 04 since I was young and it's always been a dream of mine to play for the first team […] I've become an international player during my time at Gladbach and I'm really grateful for such a wonderful time there." The Solingen native has so far made 52 appearances in all competitions in Borussia colours, but is yet to feature for the Leverkusen first team.
Mönchengladbach, meanwhile, have handed veteran Austrian defender Martin Stranzl a one-year contract extension. The 34-year-old former VfB Stuttgart player, who joined the club from FC Spartak Moscow in 2011, will now remain at the Borussia-Park until 30 June 2016.