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Under-fire Burki lands new four-year Dortmund deal

20 October 2017 16:24

Borussia Dortmund have announced goalkeeper Roman Burki has signed a new four-year contract.

The Switzerland international, who joined the club from Freiburg in 2015, has agreed to a new deal that will run until the end of the 2020-21 season.

"I'm very pleased with the trust Borussia Dortmund have placed in me, especially during such a tough time," the 26-year-old told Dortmund's official website.

"I'm thrilled and proud to be the goalkeeper of such a great team, to which I give my all."

Sporting director Michael Zorc added: "Roman is the perfect fit for Borussia Dortmund on both a sporting and personal level. We like his style of play, see great potential for development in him and assume he will soon show that on a regular basis." 

The news comes despite criticism of Burki's displays in recent weeks, particularly in the Champions League.

The former Grasshoppers man conceded twice at the near post in the 3-1 loss to Tottenham at Wembley and gifted APOEL their goal in Tuesday's surprise 1-1 draw, conceding possession from a kick before spilling Lorenzo Ebecilio's shot to allow Mickael Pote to score.

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +28 44
2 18 +4 31
3 18 +5 30
4 18 +15 29
5 18 +9 28
6 18 -2 28
7 18 +5 27
8 18 +5 27
9 18 +2 27
10 18 -1 26
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14 18 -14 20
15 18 -10 17
16 18 -7 16
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18 18 -21 9

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