We have extended the contract of Alex Walke! Our 37-year-old stalwart is to stay with us next season, and has signed a new contract running until summer 2021.
Walke came to Salzburg from Rostock in 2010 and has enjoyed a successful career with the Red Bulls. He has made 226 appearances for us in ten years. In 94 of them, the 1.89-metre colossus kept a clean sheet. Three times (2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18) he was voted Best Goalkeeper of the Season in the Austrian Bundesliga. After an injury-plagued season without making any competitive appearances, Atze will be determined to get back into contention for playing time. As a mentor and dressing room father figure he is sure to play an important role.
I am pleased to be extending my contract at FC Red Bull Salzburg. My role in the team has changed a little recently, of course. I will continue to do everything I can to help the club, the team and the many young players we have with what I can offer as a footballer and also with my experience.
Sporting director Christoph Freund:
Even if Alex didn't make any competitive appearances for us in the current season, he is an extremely important part of the team and an absolute key player. We really wanted for him to stay as we know how important he is for the fabric of our team.