ᑕ❶ᑐ Expansion of Esser in Bochum

Reserve goalkeeper Michael Esser has extended his expiring contract with Bundesliga club VfL Bochum until 2024.

His new contract also includes the option to stay with the Revierklub for another year, as the Bochum side announced on Wednesday.

After his professional career, the 35-year-old will work as a goalkeeper coach in the club’s talent department.

Esser first moved to VfL in 2008 and initially played there until 2015. After spells at Sturm Graz (Austria), Darmstadt 98, Hannover 96 and TSG Hoffenheim, he returned to Bochum ahead of the final season .

He has played four competitive games since then, and Manuel Riemann’s replacement has yet to be used this season.