​Borussia Dortmund have extended their deal with kit manufacturers PUMA until 2028, with the two organisations keen to continue their success together.

Dortmund first struck a deal with PUMA back in 2012, and they have since gone on to re-establish themselves as one of the finest sides in Europe.

The club took to their ​official website to confirm the deal, with ​Dortmund hopeful of making even more progress and challenging for major silverware in the near future.

"For a long time, PUMA has not only been the supplier and sponsor of BVB, but also a significant shareholder of our club, demonstrating the tremendous identification of PUMA and its employees around the world," said club chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke. 

"Our partnership has grown and goes well beyond a normal business relationship. We would like to add another chapter to our common success story in the coming years."

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Dortmund CEO Carsten Cramer handled the negotiations, and he was quick to praise PUMA for 'the trusting and friendly discussions between the two sides'.

"[It is] almost logical that we are going together into the future. Borussia Dortmund and PUMA share the same philosophy of intense football and emotional fan experience," he added.

"PUMA is one of the most creative and dynamic sporting goods brands on the globe And yet we have remained very familiar, and we are proud that both such positively charged companies will continue to shine in the future."

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PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden added: "BVB is one of our key partners, and we love the fans of this club and the atmosphere they regularly create at Signal Iduna Park, which is possibly the best stadium atmosphere in the world."

On the pitch, Dortmund have endured a challenging start to the ​Bundesliga campaign. They have fallen to sixth in the standings and are currently on a run of just two wins from their last seven matches.

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