Many media already took it for granted and, throughout Thursday morning, Bayern Munich made it official on its website. Leon Goretzka, a midfielder who became interested in clubs of the stature of Real Madrid, who is left without repeating another almost Alaba, or Manchester United, will continue at the Allianz Arena beyond the end of his contract in 2022. In this way, He does not repeat the mistake he made with Kroos when he let him go to Madrid a decade ago.
Bundesliga champion and German international agreed to renewal until 2026, making Goretzka along with the also recently renewed Joshua Kimmich one of the pillars of the Munich club's future project. “With FC Bayern, we have won everything there is to gain in the last three years. But even more beautiful than winning titles is confirming and repeating these successes. We want to keep moving forward in the coming years, “says the 26-year-old.
“The team, the club and the environment are not only very professional, but also familiar. This mix is one of the guarantees of success for this club. I am very happy that they allowed me to extend my contract early until 2026”, The footballer trained in the Schalke 04 quarry was quoted in the Bayern press release.
The sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: ”We are very happy that Leon Goretzka has extended his contract early until 2026. Leon has become a regular FC Bayern player and the face of this team. I am very happy that we will continue to work together for the next five years. León is a source of energy on and off the field. He has great technique and dynamism and is a particularly dangerous midfielder on the European continent who can decide games. We are very happy that Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka form the heart of our team and are the stars of FC Bayern for many years. “
Goretzka landed at Bayern in 2018 from Schalke and, in just three seasons, It has won three Bundesligas, two Pokal, three German Super Cups, a Champions League, a European Super Cup and the Club World Cup. The midfielder has scored 25 goals in 118 official games to date.