MANUEL NEUER has extended his contract with Bayern Munich to 2023, the European giants announced on Wednesday.
Neuer joined Bayern in 2011 and has helped the club win various honors since then – seven Bundesliga titles, four DFN Pokal championships, four DFL Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Super Cup championship and one FIFA Club World Cup title.
The starting goalkeeper of both Germany’s national team and Bundesliga’s heavyweights, was four-time IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper, four-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year, 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove winner and 2014 L’Équipe’s player of the year.
“During the weeks of the shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, I didn’t want to make a decision because nobody knew if, when, and how Bundesliga football would continue. It was important for me to continue working with our goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic. Now, this has been resolved, I look to the future with great optimism. I feel very comfortable and at home in Bavaria. FC Bayern are one of Europe’s top football clubs,” said Neuer.
Though 23-year-old Alexander Nübel will join Bayern next season as a free agent from Schalke 04, Bayern’s manager Hansi Flick already confirmed that Neuer would remain his first choice for the position.