Bayern Munich expect delay in contract extension of Serge Gnabry

Bayern Munich are expecting contract talks with Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry to drag on beyond this year. (Photo by Andreas Schaad/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich are expecting contract talks with Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry to drag on beyond this year. (Photo by Andreas Schaad/Getty Images) /

After the end of the summer transfer window, Bayern Munich moved swiftly to secure the future of their two key midfielders. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka committed their long-term future to Die Roten. The defending German Champions later switched to contract extension of Serge Gnabry, but things have not moved as quickly as expected on the winger’s front.

According to AZ, Rekordmeister is expecting talks with Gnabry to drag into the new year. This report also insists that there is a very good chance of Gnabry penning a new deal. Moreover, AZ also believes that contract talks with Niklas Sule will also drag beyond December.

The Bavarian club has a good amount of time to reach an agreement with Gnabry since his current deal expires in 2023. However, time is running out with Sule. The German defender has only six months left on his current deal, which will allow him to talk to interested clubs in the winter transfer window.

The only positive thing surrounding Sule’s situation is that Die Roten has finally started negotiating a new contract with the German defender. Sule has been the best center-back for Bayern this season, so it is a no-brainer to extend his contract. However, the German international is keeping all options open.

Meanwhile, AZ has also reported that Bayern wants all key players to understand the financial situation of the club due to the pandemic and temper their wage demands accordingly. The German Champions lost €150 million due to the pandemic. More losses are expected since games in Germany are being played behind closed doors due to the emergence of a new variant of the virus.

Since Sule has only a few months left on his deal, he has the leverage to ask for a much bigger contract. Die Roten will certainly maintain a benchmark for wages, and they will not go beyond it irrespective of the quality of the player.

Meanwhile, Gnabry has been consistently hinting about being settled at Bayern. The German winger will eventually agree to a new contract. After a quiet season last year, Gnabry has looked very potent under Julian Nagelsmann this season.

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Apart from these two players, Die Roten might also try to extend the contract of Kingsley Coman. The French winger has previously rejected an offer from the club, which has led to intense speculation surrounding his future. The upcoming few months will give a clear idea about the long-term future of key players in the squad.