Müller pens new contract with Bayern

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Thomas Müller has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension at Bayern Munich which will keep him at the club until 2023.

FC Bayern and Müller maintained perfect social distance amid the coronavirus to reduce social interaction and mininise the risk of transmitting covid-19.

Hasan Salihamidzic, sporting director of Bayern, and executive board member Oliver Kahn posed for a picture more than two metres away from Müller on Tuesday.

Müller two metres away from Bayern executives. Picture courtesy of Bayern Munich. 

“Both sides signed with a really good feeling. I’m sure that once we’re playing again, we’ll continue to be very successful,” said Müller, whose contract was due to expire at the end of next season.

“That spurs me on. For me, the number one priority was to extend at FC Bayern – and the club felt the same way. I’ve been with FC Bayern for a good two-thirds of my life now, so you can’t say that the club and I are just along for the ride.

“We fight for each other. This club is not just any old employer for me. It’s my passion. I’m happy that I’ll be here for two extra years, and I’ll give everything on and off the pitch,” added the 30-year-old striker.

In a statement Bayern said: “A native of Upper Bavaria, Müller came to the German record champions from his home club TSV Pähl at the age of 10. He subsequently appeared for all FC Bayern’s junior teams and has been a permanent member of the professional squad since 2009.

The German international has enjoyed a great deal of success at Bayern winning eight Bundesliga titles, and the DFC Cup and DFL Supercup, five times each. Müller also helped Bayern clinch the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013.

“I’m happy that we’ve reached an agreement with Thomas. Thomas is a special player for us, a figurehead for the club and our fans, a leader who shows the way on the pitch and has achieved a lot with FC Bayern,” said Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern sporting director.

“We know how important he is for us, but Thomas also knows what FC Bayern means to him. It just fits, we didn’t need lengthy talks and we’re all happy it’ll continue like this until 2023.”

In the current season which has been suspended until April 30 due to the pandemic, Müller managed to score ten goals with 18 assists ensuring Bayern as the leaders are in a good position to defend their title

Bayern executive board member Oliver Kahn emphaised that they are pleased that the club is keeping a figurehead like Müller.

“He’s shaped the club for more than ten years with his great football and his likeable personality. His successes with FC Bayern and the German national team have made Thomas famous around the world,” added Kahn

“And with his easy manner, he conveys a lot of what FC Bayern stands for, and wants to stand for, out into the world.”

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By FARPost Reporter 

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