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Maximilian Arnold staying in Wolfsburg until 2020

Maximilian Arnold has extended his contract with Wolfsburg, becoming a valuable club trained player in the foreseeable future. His signature ends speculation the 21-year-old could move to another Bundesliga club.

Maximilian Arnold has signed a contract extention with Wolfsburg that will keep him with the Lower Saxony club until June, 2020, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.

"I felt very comfortable from the start at VfL. I have matured into a Bundesliga player in Wolfsburg and see the best ways to develop myself here in the future. I am delighted that Klaus Allofs and Dieter Hecking still rely on me. The early contract extension is a major vote of confidence for me," said Arnold.

With his contract due to expire in 2017, reports from Germany suggested Arnold could be heading to Schalke. The midfielder has instead decided to extend his contract three years to become a valuable, club-trained player for Wolfsburg.

The German youth product moved to Wolfsburg's academy from Dynamo Dresden in 2009, and has played in 109 matches after advancing to the senior side in 2011. Arnold has played in 29 of Wolfsburg's matches in all competitions this season, and is currently part of Germany's U21 team trying to qualify for the 2017 U21 European Championships in Poland.

"If he is on the field, he is a model of commitment and fighting spirit. The fact that we can build on this in the future pleases me," said Wolfsburg coach Diester Hecking.