Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new contract through to the summer of 2023.
The 34-year-old has made 375 appearances for the club since joining from Schalke in 2011. He has helped the Bavarian giants to win 18 trophies in that time, including seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and the Champions League in 2013.
He has also earned 92 caps for the German national team and was part of the side that won the World Cup in 2014.
“Manuel is the best goalkeeper in the world and our captain,” Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s website.
The four-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year’s previous deal expired next summer and there had been intense speculation about how negotiations over fresh terms had been proceeding in recent weeks.
Last month Neuer was forced to deny reports he was demanding a five-year deal worth €20 million (£18m/$22m) annually and expressed his disappointment that details from the talks had been leaked in the media.
Bayern’s deal to sign fellow goalkeeper Alexander Nubel from Schalke on a free transfer this summer sparked further rumours suggesting Neuer’s first-team position was under threat.
It has been speculated that Nubel had been promised minutes to entice him to sign for Bayern, despite Neuer having no desire to step aside just yet.
Source: News update