Almuth Schult is leaving Wolfsburg at the end of the season, the club announced today. The goalkeeper did not accept a contract extension.
The 30-year-old has been with Wolfsburg since 2013 and naturally, the club wanted to extend the stay of one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But Schult decided to reject the offer and be free to look for a new challenge in the summer. The German goalkeeper made over 100 appearances for the Wolves. She was one of the key figures in Wolfsburg’s five Bundesliga titles, seven DFB Cup victories and Women’s Champions League triumph in 2013/14. On the international stage, Schult played 64 matches for the national team and won the Gold medal in 2016 Olympics.
“After long deliberations, I decided not to extend my contract with VfL Wolfsburg. It was a very difficult decision because I know what I have in this club. But I don’t want to talk about leaving in the middle of the season, there is time for that in the summer. There are still so many games to play, so I want to work hard with everyone at the club for our success and enjoy it – as I have done every season,” said Schult for the club’s website.