According to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich and midfielder Leon Goretzka have reached an agreement on a contract extension.
While nothing official has been released by the club, Plettenberg is reporting that Goretzka’s new deal will run through 2026 and pay the midfielder €15 million per year on average:
News #Goretzka: Total agreement! He will sign a long-term contract in the next days. Probably until 2026 (like Kimmich). Salary around €15m/year. Important deal for both sides. Goretzka says yes as always reported @SPORT1 #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 20, 2021
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk also confirmed the report:
Confirmed and completed. FC Bayern will announce soon Joshua Kimmich contract extension until 2025… and Leon Goretzka will be the next one. Almost done. #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2021
Goretzka has an agreement with Bayern, as per @cfbayern - Man Utd have never been ‘close’ or in advanced talks. https://t.co/CLnHA6Ijpo
SPOX and Goal’s Kerry Hau also confirmed the report and said that Goretzka’s deal will be completed in the coming days:
Kann bestätigen: Zwischen #Goretzka und dem #FCBayern ist alles klar. In den nächsten Tagen wird der neue Vertrag aufgesetzt, dann steht einer Unterschrift nichts mehr im Wege. Voraussichtlich bis 2026 (zuerst von @Plettigoal berichtet).— Kerry Hau (@kerry_hau) August 20, 2021
Can confirm: Between #Goretzka and the #FCBayern Is everything fine. The new contract will be drawn up in the next few days, and then nothing will stand in the way of a signature. Expected until 2026 (initially from @Plettigoal reported).
With Joshua Kimmich rumored to have already reached an agreement on a contract extension (also rumored to be through 2026) as well, it appears that Bayern Munich’s double-pivot is set in stone for the next five years.
This is certainly good news for the Bavarians, who have had a tumultuous summer negotiating deals internally and externally.
With Bayern Munich also linked to present or future moves for midfielders like Marcel Sabitzer, Florian Neuhaus, and Florian Wirtz, it will be interesting to see how the midfield evolves in coming seasons.
Right now, with Julian Nagelsmann deploying a 4-2-3-1, Thomas Müller, Goretzka, and Kimmich are unquestioned starters, but Bayern Munich also has players like Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, Jamal Musiala, Thorben Rhein, and Taylor Booth already in the club-wide mix.
At different points this summer, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Liverpool, and Manchester United were all rumored to have interest in Goretzka.