Stuttgart have successfully ended contract negotiations with young shot stopper Sven Ulreich. The 21-year-old has signed a new deal that will run until 2013 at the Schwaben.
Ulreich is a product of the Stuttgart youth academy and has made 15 Bundesliga appearances for the club. He's widely expected to succeed the retiring Jens Lehmann as first choice goalkeeper next term.
"Sven has given an indication of the potential he possesses with his impressive performances for VfB in the Bundesliga. For that reason, we are very happy that we have been able to extend our deal with him. He is a goalkeeper with great prospects," sporting director Horst Heldt stated on Stuttgart's official website.
The promising glovesman, who is currently sidelined with a broken fibular capitulum, also expressed his satisfaction with his new deal.
"The contract extension is, in my opinion, a clear symbol of the faith that VfB have in me. I hope I can get back to my best as quickly as possible following my injury and that I can be fully involved in the pre-season preparations."
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