VfL Bochum 1848 have extended Baria Ekincier’s contract, keeping him at Castroper Straße until 30.06.2022. After his time in the U19s, Ekincier made the step up from the club's very own Talentwerk to the first team and in the 2018/19 season he made two competitive professional appearances, one in the 2. Liga (at Regensburg), the other in the DFB Pokal.

VfL Bochum 1848’s Director of Football, Sebastian Schindzielorz, said: “Baris has continued to develop this season. Despite injury, he recovered quickly and deservedly earned his place in the squad. We’re convinced that he’s not done developing yet and we want to accompany him every step of the way”.