VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold has extended his contract until summer 2020, the club have announced.

"I've always felt very comfortable at VfL," said Arnold, 21, who has added three years to his previous deal.

"I've developed into a Bundesliga footballer here in Wolfsburg and see the best possibilities for my future development here, too. I'm pleased that Klaus Allofs and Dieter Hecking can rely on me in the future and this early extension of my contract is a sign of real trust in me."

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'A model of consistency'

"Maxi has proved his importance to this team time and again over the last few years," said club coach Hecking. "His development has been really positive and he is now not just capable of playing in attacking midfield but also taking on a defensive role, too. On the pitch he is a model of consistency and fight. I'm really pleased that we can rely on him in the future."

Since becoming the club’s youngest-ever Bundesliga debutant in 2011 at the age of 17, Arnold has made 109 competitive appearances for the Wolves, including featuring in 19 top-flight games this season and helping the club to the DFB Cup last term.

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