Bundesliga News: Goretzka signs a new long-term contract with Bayern

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German international Leon Goretzka has signed a new long-term contract with Bayern Munich.

The 26-year-old’s future had been the subject of speculation, as his previous contract would expire next June.

Goretzka will remain with the Bundesliga champions after agreeing on a new contract until June 2026.

The midfielder told the club’s official website: “We have won everything there is to win in the last three years. But what would be even better than winning titles is to confirm and repeat these successes.

“We want to build on this in the coming years. The team, the club and the environment are not only highly professional, but also familiar.

“This blend is one of the things that guarantees success for this club. I am very happy to extend my contract until 2026 “.

Goretzka joined the Bavarian giants from Schalke in 2018 and has won three Bundesliga titles, the Champions League and DFB Pokal twice.

He also lifted the DFL Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup three times in 2020.

Goretzka has scored 25 goals in 118 games for Bayern and sealed the 3-0 Champions League win at Barcelona on Tuesday.

Bayern managing director Oliver Kahn said: “It is crucial for FC Bayern’s development to retain our best players over the long term.

“To be successful as a club, we need players who are consistently motivated – and Leon Goretzka doesn’t need to talk about motivation. He always wants to improve and has the ambition to shape an era at FC Bayern.

“This contract extension is also a sign that Leon is convinced that we will continue to be as successful in the future as we have been in the past.”

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