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Report: Leon Goretzka set to extend with Bayern Munich until 2026

German publication kicker came out with some news that will have Bayern fans up in arms with joy.

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Another contract saga at Bayern Munich is coming to a close. Per a report from kicker, Bayern Munich have agreed full terms with midfielder Leon Goretzka, who will soon sign a new contract keeping him in Munich until 2026.

Goretzka’s original contract was due to expire next summer. Naturally, Bayern have been communicating with Goretzka’s management to tie the talented midfielder down. Contract talks between the two sides have been up and down over the past few months, as teams like Manchester United came into the mix with interest to sign Goretzka. Now those talks have apparently reached a positive outcome.

Goretzka was seemingly keen to stay in Munich from the get-go, so it caught many Bayern fans by surprise when the talks did not proceed as smoothly as anticipated. It was rumoured that Goretzka wanted a lucrative wage deal, as has been the case with negotiations between the club and other players recently. Now, thankfully, things have reportedly been cleared up, and it seems like only a matter of time before Goretzka’s extension is announced.

Goretzka would be another important contract extension done in the past year, along with Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, Jamal Musiala, and Joshua Kimmich. Once Goretzka signs his contract, the only players left who will have their contracts run out next summer (2022) are Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso.

Goretzka’s record for FC Bayern currently reads 117 games, 25 goals, 27 assists, and eleven trophies won, including the club’s historic sextuple. Not only has he been a stellar performer on the pitch, but his actions off the pitch have landed him praise as well, notably his awareness and comments regarding the Holocaust and his “#WeKickCorona” initiative with teammate Kimmich.

Here’s to many more games and titles for Bayern’s trusty no. 8!