Bayern Munich extends Muller’s contract until 2024

Munich – Germany: Bayern Munich, holder of the German Football League (Bundesliga), announced today, Tuesday, the extension of the contract of their player Thomas Muller for another season, to continue with the team until June 2024. The contract Muller, 32, was due to expire in June 2023, as were goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 36, and striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. Bayern Munich is widely expected to renew Neuer’s contract, but the situation looks more complicated for Lewandowski. “I am happy to represent this club every year on and off the pitch, “said Muller, who has been on the podium in the German league 11 times. Even when the wind blows in face, let’s resist together ”. Muller, who was crowned with the German national team with the 2014 world title, made his first appearance in Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, the only one club for which he played in 2008. Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn said: “Thomas Muller is a prominent symbol with the emblem of our club in the heart. Bayern Munich has always been characterized by continuity, so we are happy to have been able to extend the contract of this important player. He is a player who demonstrates leadership and his style in dressing room makes him an important figure in the team ”. Muller often left the squad’s accounts under the leadership of former Bayern Munich manager Novak Kovac in the 2018/19 season, but returned to play a leading role in the squad under the guidance of Hansi Flick and Julian Nagelsmann. The executives of the club have faced criticism from icons such as former German international Lothar Matthaus for taking a long time to resolve the renewal of contracts for stars like Muller. But Hasan Salihamidzic, football director of the club, said: “It is impossible to imagine Thomas Muller without Bayern Munich or Bayern Munich without Thomas Muller. That is why we are very happy that Thomas has extended his contract in advance”. It is expected that the club Bavarian renews Neuer’s contract in the coming weeks, who has regained his splendor in recent seasons after suffering for a career period from injury problems. But uncertainty is growing about the future of Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, whose contracts expire in 2023. And the media they reported that Barcelona are looking to include Lewandowski, who was crowned the best player in the world last year. Bayern Munich appear reluctant to extend their contract with the Polish star given his age and high salary, but at the same time announced that an offer to include Norwegian star Erling Halland of Borussia Dortmund is not likely due to the high financial value required. Lewandowski recently said that dealing with the situation “is not easy”, as Bayern Munich announced that there is no possibility for the player to leave the team before his contract expires in 2023. (dpa)