Hamburg's Rost signs extension

First-choice goalkeeper Frank Rost has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Hamburg, tying him to the Nordbank Arena for another season.

The 36-year-old's deal was due to expire in the summer and Rost had hinted he may bring his career to an end rather than join another club, although his preference was always to play on for at least another year with Hamburg.

And Rost has now confirmed his wish has been accommodated.

"I have always emphasized that I wanted to stay at HSV so I am happy that I can play another season in Hamburg," said Rost.

"This place has become my home."

Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia is also satisfied to have secured the services of the experienced custodian for another season.

"We are delighted to be able to extend Frank's deal by a further year," he said.

"He is not only a strong backbone for our game, but he also keeps our team together off the field with his personality."

Rost joined Hamburg from Bundesliga rivals Schalke in 2007 having previously played for their northern Germany rivals Werder Bremen for a decade.

He has also been capped four times by Germany, albeit not since 2003.

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