VfL Bochum 1848 and Patrick Osterhage have agreed on a long-term contract. The young midfielder has signed a contract that runs until 30/06/2026. Osterhage has played at Castroper Straße since 2021 and has so far appeared in 27 competitive matches for VfL (23 times in the Bundesliga, four times in the DFB-Pokal).

Patrick Fabian, Director of Sport at VfL Bochum 1848, said: "Patrick Osterhage has developed enormously at VfL. Within the last year, he has made the leap from the regional to the Bundesliga and has become an U21 international with us. Patti is 22 years old, his development is not yet complete. We will continue to promote the potential he has. He has recognised the perspective we offer him at VfL and is ready to continue on the path we have taken together. We are convinced of him and look forward to our continued cooperation."

"I am very happy about the early extension of my contract and the trust that VfL has placed in me. Together, we have the goal of playing in the Bundesliga next season as well. I will do my best to achieve this and am already looking forward to the preparation and the challenges ahead of us," says Patrick Osterhage.