Bernd Leno extends contract with Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen's goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the German city of Leverkusen on January 19, 2013
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Bernd Leno agrees terms on a new four-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has committed his future to the Bundesliga side until the summer of 2018.

The 21-year-old, who was signed from Stuttgart's second team two years ago, revealed his delight at extending his stay at the Champions League club.

"Bayer 04 Leverkusen turned me from a 19-year-old third-division goalkeeper into a number one at a Champions League club," Bundesliga.com quotes Leno as saying.

"That act of faith made a great impression on me and I'm incredibly thankful for the club for that."

Last week Lars Bender also signed a new Leverkusen deal.

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