Hamburg have moved to tie three of their most promising youngsters to the club today with Heung-Min Son, Muhammed Besic and Miroslav Stepanek all penning new deals.
The 18-year-old winger Son, who scored his first Bundesliga goal in his side's 3-2 defeat at Koeln, has committed to the club until 2014. Defenders Besic and Stepanek have signed contract extensions to 2013 and 2012 respectively.
"Our sporting philosophy at Hamburg is to have young, hungry and talented players at the club in the future. We have begun that today by handing this contract-extension to these three players," sporting director Bastian Reinhardt told the club's official website.
"All three, but especially Son and Besic, have shown their potential from the beginning of this season."
Die Rothosen are currently in eighth spot in the Bundesliga this season with 15 points but are currently in the midst of a severe injury crisis, which could provide first team opportunities for the likes of 18-year-old Besic and 20-year-old Stepanek, although the Czech is also currently out with a knee injury.
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