1. FC Union Berlin have continued to build for the future by signing midfielder Grischa Prömel to a two-year contract extension with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has featured in 67 matches for the Köpenick club and was a mainstay in last season's promotion-winning campaign. He joined from Karlsruhe in 2017 having won the German U19 Championship in his time at Hoffenheim. In 2016, Prömel won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio with Germany's national team. This season, the midfielder has recovered from injury to make seven appearances before the Bundesliga campaign was curtailed.
"Of course, before I renewed my contract, I gave a lot of thought to what my future path should look like. But I felt very comfortable at Union from day one and with the promotion to the Bundesliga last summer, I fulfilled a personal dream. These experiences have made it easy for me to decide to stay with the club. I see the perfect conditions here to develop in the best possible way in the future," said Prömel after signing his new contract.
"Grischa Prömel has matured into a leading player here at Union Berlin, making an important contribution to the promotion to the Bundesliga. Both on and off the pitch, Grischa is an important member of our squad, even though his injury cost him a lot of game time this season. We are sure of Grischa's quality and believe that he will continue to play an important role in our team in the future. That's why we are happy to be able to plan with him as an important member of our squad in the future," said Oliver Ruhnert, 1. FC Union Berlin's Director for Professional Football.
Prömel's new contract is valid for both Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga competition.