Veteran Reitmaier plays on

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Borussia Monchengladbach's veteran custodian Claus Reitmaier has declared that he is to extend his contract beyond the current campaign.

Despite entering his 40th year next month, Reitmaier is confident that he is still capable of playing in the Bundesliga.

Although he has spent this season in the dugout, acting as second string to current number one Jorg Stiel, Reitmaier believes next year could see him wrestle back his first-team place

''The club have signalled that I should stay,'' said Reitmaier. ''I am far too ambitious to sit on the bench all the time.''

The veteran has made only one appearance for Borussia since arriving at the Bokelburg from Wolfsburg at the start of the season, but with Stiel out of contract in the summer, Reitmaier could indeed be back between the posts next season.