Contrary to what was previously assumed, Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer should only extend their contracts by another year. Lothar Matthäus blames FCB for dealing with Robert Lewandowski. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.
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FC Bayern, News: Only one year extension at Müller and Neuer?
The contract extensions for Bayern veteran Thomas Müller and FCB goalkeeper Manuel Neuer are currently only a matter of form. Both players are currently tied to the record champions until 2023.
According to a report by table football, both professionals will extend their contract by another year – and not by two years, as was recently generally assumed. The talks with Müller and Neuer have not yet ended. There are still more details, but there should definitely be a farewell game for both of them.
It was also discussed that continued employment beyond 2024 is conceivable if the performance of the two permanent employees continues to be good. Neuer allegedly wants to make this dependent on his fitness.
FCB, News: Matthäus blames Bayern for Lewandowski
Bayern legend Lothar Matthäus told FCB about the German press agency reprimanded for dealing with Robert Lewandowski.
“I would have extended Lewandowski’s contract much earlier. Lewandowski has twice become world footballer, and if you have the chance to tie such a player to you, then you should do everything for it,” said the Sky expert.
The Pole still has a contract in Munich until 2023, but has not yet made a commitment to FC Bayern. The club wants to concretize the talks with Lewandowski in the near future, it is said.
Matthäus: “I don’t look at age, but at performance. If there were four or five such players in the squad, then you should think about who could still be important next year and where a change should take place. But every team would like to have a Lewandowski in their ranks.”
FC Bayern, News: Salihamidzic talks about the importance of the second team
After being relegated from the 3rd division last season, the second team of FC Bayern Munich is currently playing in the Regionalliga Bayern. Coach Martin Demichelis’ team is currently in second place there.
Bavaria’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic has now in the tz spoke about the importance of FCB II for the club: “The U23s can be a transition station on the way to our or to another professional team. The 3rd division is intense and we know how difficult it is there with our 18, 19-year-olds. Nevertheless, we will continue to try – even if we always want to look at the individual case.”
According to Salihamidzic, it is the right thing for some players to play in the U23s and train with the first team at the same time – “for others, a loan deal in Germany or abroad might be better.”
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