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Raffael set to extend stay at Borussia Monchengladbach

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Brazilian midfielder Raffael is understood to be edging closer to signing a contract extension at Borussia Monchengladbach

The 33-year-old will be out of the contract come to the end of the season and, due to recurring injury problems, his long-term future at Borussia-Park had been in doubt.

Raffael’s long absences in the first half of this season have restricted him to just seven appearances in the Bundesliga.

But the Brazilian remains committed to Gladbach and is allegedly prepared to take a pay cut in order to extend his stay.

“My heart is attached to Gladbach, and my family also feels well here. That’s why. There is no reason for a change,” Raffael told Kicker.

After starting out his European football career in Switzerland with FC Chiasso, Raffael has also played for FC Zürich, Hertha BSC, Dynamo Kyiv and Schalke 04.

The veteran Brazilian has been at Gladbach since 2013.