Schneider signs new Leverkusen deal

The new deal will keep Schneider, who will turn 35 next month, at the club until 2010.

“For us it is the most normal thing in the world to show a player like Bernd in this situation that we all believe in him,” explained Bayer trainer Bruno Labbadia.

“The contract extension is not merely a gesture; we are fully convinced that Bernd will be able to help us on his return.”