Raffael agrees one-year Borussia Monchengladbach contract extension

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Raffael has agree a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2019.

Raffael, 31, has scored 44 goals in 116 appearances for Gladbach since joining the club from Dynamo Kiev in 2013, but was approaching the final year of his contract.

However, the club confirmed on Monday that the player has extended his Bundesliga stay by another year.

"Borussia can continue to plan with their top performers on board," a club statement read.

"In his three seasons at the club to date, Raffael has always indisputably been a top performer."

Raffael's tally of 13 goals and 10 assists helped the club to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga last season.

ESPN FC's Germany correspondent Stephan Uersfeld contributed to the writing of this report.