Wed, 20/04/16, 10:45
Neuer extends stay at Bayern until 2021
FC Bayern secured the services of another key player for the long term on Wednesday when the World’s Best Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer signed a two-year extension to his current contract, keeping him at the club until 30 June 2021. Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller, David Alaba and Javi Martínez all recently signed new contracts also binding them to FCB for the next five years.
“I’m very happy at FC Bayern and I’m delighted we’ve sorted it all out,” the 30-year-old keeper commented after inking his new deal. “We’re still in the running for all three trophies and have an excellent chance of coming away with a lot this season. That’s our biggest target in the short term, but also in the years to come. I’m looking forward to the future with FC Bayern.”
“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and we’re totally happy with his performances. Manuel is rock-solid in goal and we’re delighted he’s chosen to stay at FC Bayern and sign a new contract,” commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We’ve now secured the services of all our key players over the very, very long term. Our fans need have no worries about the future.”
“We’re pleased we now have certainty regarding the position of goalkeeper through to 2021. On and off the field Manuel Neuer is an important personality for FC Bayern,” added deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen.
Neuer joined Germany’s record champions from his boyhood club Schalke 04 in the summer of 2011 and has subsequently won three German championships, the DFB Cup twice, and the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. He was also a World Cup winner in 2014 with Germany, and was named World’s Best Goalkeeper in each of the last three years. Neuer now aims to expand his honours collection in the years leading up to 2021.