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Breaking: Bayern Munich extend contracts for Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich to 2025

More years of #SvenTheWall and #ManWall.

FC Bayern München v Galatasaray A.S.: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Marcel Engelbrecht - firo sportphoto/Getty Images

Sven Ulreich has always been the number one back-up to regular starter Manuel Neuer whenever the latter does not play. Neuer wasn’t fit in time for the start of the new season, so Ulreich had to deputize in goal and put in solid performances as Bayern Munich are so far undefeated in the two competitions they’re currently in.

The bosses took notice of this and extended the 35-year-old’s contract, while also re-upping Neuer as well in a unique double-swoop:

FCBayern.com issued statements from both Neuer and Ulreich regarding their new deals:

Manuel Neuer: “I’m happy to be staying at FC Bayern for another year. After my long injury, I’m back in full swing. It’s immense fun for me to be on the pitch with this team. I’m sure that, together with the fans, we can achieve our big goals in the coming years – and obviously the 2025 Champions League final in Munich is one of them. Knowing that I still have Sven by my side makes it even nicer.”

Sven Ulreich: “When I came to FC Bayern from Stuttgart in 2015, I never would’ve thought I’d stay here for so long. Now I’ve extended my contract until 2025 and will continue to do my bit to help us achieve our aims. I’m pleased to continue working together with Manuel and also Daniel Peretz and our goalkeeping coach Michael Rechner. I’ve had much more in common with Manuel than just a passion for football – we’re friends.”

The goalkeeper depth chart is now shaping up for more decisions to be made. These moves would seem to spell the end of Alexander Nübel’s bizarre tenure with the club and likely mean that Daniel Peretz could leave on a loan assignment for the 2024/25 season.

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