Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich have announced the contract extension of Manuel Neuer until June 2025.
The 36-year old’s initial contract was due to expire next year but the club officials found it important to hand him a new deal to extend their love story which started since 2011.
Neuer did it alongside Sven Ulreich who also extended his contract until June 2025.
“For many years, captain Manuel Neuer, 37, and Sven Ulreich, 35, have been FC Bayern’s safe pairs of hands – and they’ll remain so. The club have now extended each of their contracts by a year until 30 June 2025”, the club statement reads.
Reacting to the news, the 2024 World champion was full of joy and expressed his gratitude towards the club’s officials.
“I’m happy to be staying at FC Bayern for another year”, Neuer told Bayern TV.
“After my long injury, I’m back in full swing. It’s immense fun for me to be on the pitch with this team. I’m sure that, together with the fans, we can achieve our big goals in the coming years – and obviously the 2025 Champions League final in Munich is one of them. Knowing that I still have Sven by my side makes it even nicer.”
“Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich are simply a dream team. It’s a pleasure to watch them in their daily work. They support and motivate each other and exemplify the values that characterise FC Bayern. Sven was more than worthy cover for Manuel during his injury lay-off, and we know we can count on him. Manuel has shown since his comeback that he’s not lost any of his ability. We’re therefore delighted that this magnificent combination will continue to play for FC Bayern. They’re not just colleagues but also friends, and their shared fair play is exemplary”, Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreessen said.