Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler signs new three-year contract
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 24/07/17 3:04pm
Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler has signed a new three-year contract.
Schindler, who scored the winning penalty at Wembley as the Terriers secured promotion to the Premier League, has committed his future to the club until 2020, with Huddersfield having the option of a further year's extension.
The 27-year-old centre-back made the move to the John Smith's Stadium from 1860 Munich for a then-club record fee in June 2016 and became a regular in the side, starting 46 matches.
Schindler joins Chris Lowe, Elias Kachunga, Jonathan Hogg, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van La Parra in committing their futures to the club.
"When Christopher Schindler joined the club, I always said I was comfortable to break the transfer record to bring him in and I think he totally proved his worth last season," said Huddersfield head coach David Wagner.
"Christopher was one of our standout players last year; he adapted really well to English football and has developed during the year he's been with us.
"He is a very strong character, who leads the group both on and off the pitch and he's responsible not only for himself but the team and the football club as well.
"Everyone could see at Wembley how strong he is as a person, when he stepped-up and scored the winning penalty; it's great to have a person like him in our dressing room.
"He is an excellent defender who suits our style of play but now the challenge for him and his teammates is to make the step-up into the Premier League."
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