Borussia Mönchengladbach's Raffael has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with the club, extending his current deal until 2019.
The Brazilian joined Gladbach in the summer of 2013 and has since made 116 competitive appearances, scoring 44 times and providing 26 assists. The creative veteran proved one of the most consistent performers as Gladbach qualified for the UEFA Champions League after finishing the 2015/16 campaign in fourth place.
The Foals have already added fresh faces to their squad with the likes of Jannik Vestergaard, Mamadou Doucoure and Christoph Kramer. However, being able to rely upon experienced players such as Raffael in the long-term will be crucial as the club look to maintain their momentum.
"We've got great characters and a great structure in the team," said sporting director Max Eberl when discussing the Gladbach's future in an interview on the club's official website. "We've got experienced professionals […] and I count Raffael, who can lead the team in a different manner, amongst them."