Manuel Neuer has extended his contract with the German champions Bayern Munich until 2021, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
The Germany international goalkeeper was signed from Schalke at the end of the 2010-11 season and has enjoyed five successful campaigns in Munich, with his trophy haul including three league titles, two German Cup titles, a UEFA Champions League title, a UEFA Super Cup title and a FIFA Club World Cup Title. He also won the World Cup in 2014 with Germany and for the last three years he was named World’s Best Goalkeeper.
Recent reports suggested Neuer may be tempted to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City next season, but at the end the 30-year-old ultimately decided to stay.
The club announced the news:
"I’m very happy at FC Bayern and I’m delighted we’ve sorted it all out," the 30-year-old keeper commented after inking his new deal. "We’re still in the running for all three trophies and have an excellent chance of coming away with a lot this season. That’s our biggest target in the short term, but also in the years to come. I’m looking forward to the future with FC Bayern."
"He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and we’re totally happy with his performances. Manuel is rock-solid in goal and we’re delighted he’s chosen to stay at FC Bayern and sign a new contract," commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "We’ve now secured the services of all our key players over the very, very long term. Our fans need have no worries about the future."
"We’re pleased we now have certainty regarding the position of goalkeeper through to 2021. On and off the field Manuel Neuer is an important personality for FC Bayern," added deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen.
Bayern has already extended the contracts of Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller, David Alaba and Javi Martínez through 2021. One thing’s for sure, the future looks very bright for the Bavarians.