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Kingsley Coman says he wants to stay at Bayern Munich “for a long time”

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Drawing comparisons to Franck Ribery, the young Frenchman expressed his satisfaction with the team and his situation.

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In an interview published by club magazine 51 (via Bild), Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman spoke about his time with the Bavarians so far and his current situation in the team. Touted as one of the heirs to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, the young Frenchman expressed his desire to stay with the German Rekordmeister for a long period of time,

I’m now playing my fifth year at Bayern — that’s almost half [of my career]. Seriously, though, I’m only 23, so I still have about ten years at the highest level ahead of me. It’s too early to predict my entire career. Of course I can imagine staying twelve years like Franck.

Coman, who came to Bayern from Juventus in the summer of 2015, seems to have settled down well at the club and is now considered a starter on the left wing. So far this season, he has managed 3 goals and 5 assists, but Bayern’s rumored acquisition of Leroy Sane from Manchester City next summer could see the Frenchman’s minutes cut short.

Coman however, seems to be comfortable with his current situation, saying,

I’m sure that I’ll stay a long time at Bayern. The city is fantastic, the club very good, we win titles — all that’s missing still is the Champions League.

Of course the 23 year old has been best by injuries in his short career, which have affected his game significantly. However, Coman feels like he has the support of the club in getting back on his feet.

I’m getting a lot of starts after my last injury; I feel the club’s trust, feel like an important part of the team and would like to involve myself more in the future, also off the pitch. I work as hard as possible. Franck and Arjen were here over a decade; they had great careers. To do that takes more than only always playing at the top level, which is hard enough. I hope that I will also have a really great career in my own way.