Josip Stanisic signs new deal at FC Bayern
FC Bayern have handed defender Josip Stanisic a professional contract until 2023. The 21-year-old Munich native joined the club's academy in 2017.
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic: "Josip is a great guy. We back him to take this important step into the first team as well as he's done so far as the Campus."
Stanisic: "My biggest dream is to play for FC Bayern. As a kid, I used to regularly watch the team training at Säbener Straße, and now I'll be on that pitch training myself. I'm over the moon to have signed my first professional contract and would like to thank the club's officials for their trust."
Stanisic joined the Bayern academy in January 2017 from SC Fürstenfeldbruck and has been a regular for the reserves in the third division over the last two years. He's so far made 42 appearances for the club's second string, as well as playing one game for the senior team.
We spoke with Salihamidzic in an interview about planning for the new season: