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Bayern Munich extend Franz through 2021

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Bayern have locked up the best duck in the world for a reported €15 million per year.

Bayern Munich's Franz, here seen with the BunDucksLiga Meisterschale.
Quack! Quack! Quack!

Bayern Munich have wasted no time in securing the future services of superstar duck Franz, whose dominant performance in the BunDucksLiga Final secured his club its first chance ever to waddle boldly toward an unprecedented, record-breaking “Quadle.”

Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced today that the club had extended Franz’s contract through 2021. Franz will earn weekly wages of €160,000, with bonuses. His annual salary estimated at close to €15 million will put him on par with top-earner Bobbert Lewanduckski as the highest-paid duck in the BunDucksLiga.

A product of Bayern Munich’s duckling academy, Franz competed in the inaugural BunDuckLiga 2015 and nearly took the prize for the Rekordmeister: after finishing just behind Mainz in qualifying, Franz was edged out by Hertha’s Zecke by a beak. Franz struggled the following year on the outdoor course, missing the final after finishing third behind lightweights Ingolstadt and Augsburg, but bounced back this year on his preferred indoor track. Franz took the lead from Leverkusen early in the final and never looked back.

In an official statement, Rummenigge stated that,

“We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the best ducks in the world, and I am looking forward to the next four years of collaboration with Franz. Everyone at Bayern Munich is thrilled that Franz will continue to compete in FC Bayern lederhosen for years to come.”

Franz had reportedly been sought after by Pep Guardiola to play in the English Premier Pond for Manchester City and was also rumored to be the target of a €100 mil transfer deal from Real Madrid to compete in La Liga de los Patos. His extension with Bayern Munich will keep Franz’s webbed feet firmly planted in Bavaria for the foreseeable future.