Neuer Extends Bayern Contract Until 2024
(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Reuters
Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2024, the Bundesliga champions said on Monday.
The 36-year-old goalkeeper has won 10 straight league titles and two Champions League trophies among a host of domestic and European honours since joining Bayern from Schalke in 2011.
'Manuel is a defining figure in the history of FC Bayern,' chief executive Oliver Kahn said in a statement. '(He) has been setting the standard around the world for years. It's a huge achievement to be so consistently world class.'
Germany captain Neuer, who has made more than 470 appearances for Bayern in all competitions, is the second long-serving player to extend his stay in Bavaria after forward Thomas Mueller also renewed his deal until 2024.
'We'll have a very good team again with which we can compete for every title,' Neuer said. 'As a goalkeeper, captain and leader, I want to be the support and a key factor in our big goals.
'We want to extend our title record and compete again for the German Cup and Champions League.'
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; editing by Martyn Herman)
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