The winter transfer window has been a quiet one for Bayern Munich in terms of arrivals. Instead of signing new players, Rekordmeister has been looking to work on new contracts for key players in the first team. The contract renewals are also a significant financial commitment but still cheaper than finding a replacement for world-class players.
The Bavarian club first sorted the contract of Kingsley Coman. The French winger is now set to stay at the German club at least until 2027. After resolving a complex contract situation with Coman, it is time for Rekordmeister to secure the future of their captain.
According to Bild and other media outlets in Germany (vi iMiaSanMia), Die Roten is very close to extending the contract of Manuel Neuer until 2025. The German goalkeeper’s current contract was set to expire in 2023, so Rekordmeister has handed him a two-year contract extension if reports are to be believed.
It has been previously reported during 2021 that Neuer is happy at the club, and he is open to extending his stay in Munich. The record Bundesliga winners’ efforts to quickly resolve Neuer’s future shows that they still back him to keep delivering world-class performances.
Manuel Neuer has shown no signs of decline this season. He remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world. After struggling with one particular injury for two years, Neuer has been back to his best in the past three seasons. Even though he will be turning 36 later this season, Neuer has two to three years at the top level.
The new deal for Neuer will definitely see him spend the final years of his career in Bavaria. While the new deal for Manuel Neuer is good news for the club and Bavarian faithful, it does spell an end to the long-term future of Alexander Nubel in Bavaria.
Nubel endured a frustrating debut season at Die Roten last year as he couldn’t get playing time due to the consistency of Neuer. He eventually left Bavaria to join Monaco on a two-year loan deal. Since Neuer is close to extending his stay at Rekordmeister, Nubel is not going to get regular playing time at the club, at least until 2025. He will most likely complete a two-year loan spell at Monaco and then look for a permanent move away from Bavaria.
The contract renewal of Neuer is a positive development for the first team. However, the club hierarchy should start planning for finding Neuer’s successor. The current deal is likely to be the last one for Neuer at Bayern.