Berlin – Hertha BSC announced the extension of Maximilian Mittelstädt's contract ahead of schedule on Friday (07/07/17). "Maxi is a home-grown player who has made the jump to first team football at Hertha. He is a symbol of our philosophy which is to bring young players through from our academy. We're very pleased with his development and we're certain that he'll bring us a lot of joy in the next few years," said sporting director Michael Preetz on the 20-year-old's contract extension. "I'm very pleased with the trust that the club has shown in me. It was always my dream to play professional football for Hertha. I will continue to work hard in order to give this club and these fans the most success possible," said the Berlin-born youngster.