FSV Mainz 05 have extended Edimilson Fernandes' expiring contract by four years. The Rheinhessen announced this on the sidelines of the last first round game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Three years ago, FSV put 7.5 million euros on the table for Fernandes' services (came from West Ham United). Today the Swiss is worth far less, but at least it is on the up. Fernandes' time in Mainz was characterized by many weak phases through which the midfielder had to fight. Last year, Fernandes was loaned out by Club Fernandes first to Arminia Bielefeld and then to Young Boys Bern. This season, the 26-year-old surprisingly caught the eye again and has now also been nominated for the Swiss World Cup squad.
Mainz has now rewarded the positive development of the Swiss with a new contract until 2026. "Edimilson Fernandes is a wonderful role model for the fact that as a player you come back stronger from phases in which things are not going well for you and in which you have to cope with many setbacks He has shown great performances in the Bundesliga over the past few months and has thus played his way back into the Swiss national team. We are very pleased that we will be able to keep Edimilson's footballing qualities, but also his cheerfulness and esprit with us in the next four years Fernandes himself is happy about his development in Mainz and thanked head coach Bo Svensson in the course of the contract extension: "I am very happy about my contract extension in Mainz. Especially after the course of the last few years, I'm glad that the trainer has once again placed his trust in me u and I could recommend myself again. It is also thanks to Bo Svensson that I am part of the Swiss national team squad in Qatar. At the end of the day you want to be on the pitch and play. For this reason, the contract extension before the World Cup was the only logical and best decision for me."
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Mainz 05 extended long-term with Edimilson Fernandes.