Germany forward Mario Gomez will stay at Wolfsburg despite their disappointing season where they managed to stay up only after winning a relegation play-off.
The 31-year-old scored 16 league goals in his first season at Wolfsburg but the 2015 German Cup winners finished in 16th place in the Bundesliga.
“Despite the difficult season where we missed out on our targets, I have the full trust in our team, the club and the fans,” Gomez said in a club statement.
“So I decided to play on here next season. The entire environment here will also offer me the best possible preparation for the World Cup.”
— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) June 9, 2017
Club officials praised the forward whose goals in the second half of the season under coach Andries Jonker largely kept them from being relegated.