Bayern Munich are moving to sign their legendary goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer to a new deal that runs until 2025 when he will be 39. His current contract would have expired in 2023 and the Rekordmeister have handed him a two-year contract extension. He will be following in the footsteps of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Kingsley Coman who have all extended their contracts with the Bundesliga club this campaign. Apparently, Neuer still wants to play at the highest level and is eyeing Euro 2024 in Germany.
Before Bayern’s match with Hertha Berlin, club president Herbert Hainer spoke to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports saying; “I’m firmly convinced that he will end his career at Bayern. Neuer can certainly play for a few more years at this level. For me, he’s still the best GK in the world and I would be happy if we can announce (an extension) at some point.”
Neuer joined Bayern Munich from Schalke in 2011 and has gone on to make over 460 appearances for the Bavarian club. In that time, he has kept 223 clean sheets for the club. On 24 January 2021, Neuer kept his 197th clean sheet in Bundesliga in 423 matches. He broke Oliver Kahn’s record of 196 clean sheets in 557 matches. Neuer has won 26 titles during his time at the club, including two trebles, one of which was a sextuple. The sweeper-keeper is regarded as one of the greatest ever.