With their Bundesliga future secure, it looks like Hamburg will also be retaining striker Bobby Wood next season.
According to a report from Hamburger Morgenpost Wood seems ready to commit his future to Hamburg by signing a new contract. With rumors swirling about potential transfers to the Premier League or larger Bundesliga clubs, this is good news for Hamburg.
The extension is reportedly expected to pay Wood a salary of about €3 million while also raising his release clause to €12 million This is to ensure that if Wood does leave Hamburg, the team will receive proper compensation.
Wood was hesitant to sign an extension during the season, for good reason, as it wasn’t known if Hamburg would be playing in the Bundesliga or the 2. Bundesliga but after a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg to secure safety, talks are moving along. The new contract is set to run until 2021 and reportedly should be signed in the next few days.
Wood was tied with Nicolai Buller and Michael Gregoritsch as Hamburg’s top scorer contributing five Bundesliga goals this season. He also added four more in the DFB Pokal.