Manuel Neuer signs new Bayern Munich deal until 2023

Germany goalkeeper looking forward with 'great optimism' after penning new contract

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has committed his future to Bayern Munich, agreeing new deal with Bayern Munich that ties him to the club until 2023.

The announcement ends weeks of speculation over the Bayern captain's future, with reports that talks between player and club had broken down after Neuer, 34, accused the Bundesliga leaders of leaking details to the media.

"During the weeks of the shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, I didn't want to make a decision because nobody knew if, when and how Bundesliga football would continue," Neuer said.

"It was important for me to continue working with our goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic. Now this has been resolved, I feel very comfortable and at home in Bavaria."

Last month the Bild daily reported that Neuer and his agent Thomas Kroth were demanding a five-year deal with a salary of €20 million (Dh80m) per season.

While no financial details of the deal were given, Neuer's fresh terms will almost certainly see him see out his career at the Allianz Arena.

The 2014 World Cup winner in 2014 joined Bayern from Schalke in 2011 and has won almost everything with the Bavarian giants, including seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and the 2013 Champions League.

The Bundesliga became the first major European league to return to action over the past weekend following a two-month shutdown die to the coronavirus crisis.


Bayern beat Union Berlin as Bundesliga resumes


Bayern beat Union Berlin 2-0 in their first game back to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table over Borussia Dortmund.

Hansi Flick's side are chasing an eighth successive Bundesliga shield and are in prime position to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, if and when that competition resumes, thanks to a 3-0 first-leg victory over Chelsea in the last 16 in February.

Alexander Nubel will provide renewed competition for the starting role this summer when he follows the Germany international's path from Schalke to the Allianz Arena.

Bayern announced in January that the 23-year-old goalkeeper will sign a five-year deal with them upon the expiration of his contract in Gelsenkirchen.