Kiessling signs new Leverkusen deal
Kiessling, who currently leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 16 for the season, has signed a new, more lucrative deal even though his current contract still had more than two years left on it.
"My family and I are very happy in Leverkusen and the club has excellent long-term potential," said the 26-year-old on the club's website. "Therefore, there is no reason for me to change anything."
Kiessling arrived at Leverkusen from Nurnberg in 2006 and his steady improvement has been recognised with his inclusion recently in the Germany national team.
He is almost certain to be part of Joachim Low's squad for the FIFA World Cup™ this summer and Leverkusen director of sport Wolfgang Holzhauser is particularly proud to have such a player in his squad.
"We are extremely happy that, with Stefan Kiessling, we will continue to have one of the best German strikers among our ranks," he said. "We had been in agreement for a while, and now we have concluded the formalities."