Bayern Munich tie down midfielder Joshua Kimmich to a new four-year contract… and team-mate Leon Goretzka ‘could follow suit in the next few days’
- Joshua Kimmich has committed his future to Bayern Munich until 2025
- The 26-year-old had just entered the last two years of his previous deal at Bayern
- The 2021-22 season will be the German’s seventh with the Bundesliga winners
- Leon Goretzka is also reportedly set to sign a new contract with Bayern Munich
Joshua Kimmich has committed his future to Bayern Munich until 2025 with a new four-year deal.
Following an excellent 2020-21 campaign, in which he scored five goals and contributed 14 assists in all competitions, Kimmich agreed to fresh terms ending any speculation he may look to leave Bayern.
The Germany international had only just entered the last two years of his previous deal but Bayern were determined to tie him down to a new contract to keep him at the Allianz Arena.
Joshua Kimmich has committed his future to Bayern Munich until 2025 with a four-year deal
Kimmich agreed to fresh terms ending any speculation he may look to leave Bayern Munich
Kimmich, who is tipped to be the successor to Manuel Neuer’s captaincy, will be 30 when his new contract expires.
‘The most important reason for my contract extension is that here at FC Bayern I can enjoy my passion every day,’ Kimmich told the club’s official website.
‘I have a team with which I can achieve anything, and a lot of my teammates have become real friends. That’s why I started playing soccer in the first place: Because it should be fun.
‘I don’t see myself at the end of my development yet and I am convinced that a lot is possible at FC Bayern in the next few years. In addition, my family feels very comfortable here. Munich has become a second home.
‘The combination that we have here cannot be found anywhere in the world.’
The German had an excellent 2020-21 campaign, scoring five goals and contributing 14 assists
Kimmich has recorded 30 goals and 73 assists in 264 appearances since arriving in 2015
The 26-year-old has become a valued asset at Bayern since arriving at the Allianz Arena from RB Leipzig as a teenager in 2015.
Kimmich has recorded 30 goals and 73 assists in 264 appearances, helping the club win 17 trophies, including the Premier League.
He has also won six league titles with Bayern helping them maintain their vice-like grip on the Bundesliga in their run of nine consecutive titles.
The Germany international has become a well-decorated player in his six seasons with the club
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said: ‘Joshua totally identifies with FC Bayern.
‘He’s recognised the value of playing long term at a club, being able to shape things and being a part of great success and an era.
‘He knows he has the opportunity at FC Bayern to make all his ambitious goals a reality.
‘The package we can offer him is hugely attractive for any top international player.’
Kimmich’s deal follows reports that his partner in central midfield Leon Goretzka was also set to sign a new contract thought to run until 2026 and be worth £13m a year.
Kimmich’s partner in central midfield Leon Goretzka is set to sign a new contract with Bayern
Reports of Goretzka’s new deal came as a blow to Manchester United who are hunting for a potential replacement for Paul Pogba.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
As previously reported by Sportsmail, PSG have offered Pogba a mammoth £510,000-a-week salary if he joins them on a free next summer.
Goretzka, Saul Niguez and French teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga have all been touted as potential arrivals throughout the summer should Pogba leave United for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
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