Leon Goretzka extends contract
FC Bayern have extended Leon Goretzka's contract, which was originally due to run until June 2022, until 2026. "We've won everything there is to win over the past three years. But what would be even better than winning titles is confirming and repeating these successes. We want to build on this in the coming years," said the 26-year-old. "The team, the club and the environment are not just highly professional, but also familiar. This mixture is one of the things that guarantees success at this club. I'm very happy to be extending my contract until 2026."
Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president: "Leon Goretzka is an ideal match for FC Bayern for many reasons. On the one hand, his athletic qualities are valued across Europe. On the other hand, he is a personality beyond the field of play. Goretzka is an opinion leader on and off the football pitch - and that's exactly what we like to see here at FC Bayern."
Oliver Kahn, FC Bayern CEO: "It's crucial for the development of FC Bayern that we keep our top performers long term. To be successful as a club, we need players who are permanently motivated - and Leon Goretzka doesn't need to be told about motivation. He always wants to improve and has the ambition to shape an era at FC Bayern. This contract extension is also a sign Leon is convinced we'll continue to be as successful in the future as we have been in the past."
Hasan Salihamidzic, FC Bayern board member for sport: "We're very happy Leon Goretzka has extended his contract until 2026. Leon has become a key player at FC Bayern and a face of this team. I'm very happy we'll be working together for the next five years. Leon is a source of energy on and off the pitch. He has great technique and dynamism and is a particularly dangerous midfielder who can decide games. We're delighted Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are the heart of our team and they will be on the ball for FC Bayern for many more years to come."
Goretzka came to Bayern in 2018 from FC Schalke 04 and has since won three Bundesliga titles, the DFB Cup twice, the DFL Supercup three times, as well as the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020. The midfielder has scored 25 goals in 118 competitive games so far.
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