Bayern Munich: Jamal Musiala puts cold water on speculation

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala admits that he is enjoying football under Thomas Tuchel and remains happy in Munich.
Jamal Musiala feels settled at Bayern Munich.
Jamal Musiala feels settled at Bayern Munich. / Joern Pollex/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have got a crucial bit of business done in the past few weeks. They have agreed to contract extensions with Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, and Thomas Muller. All three players will be staying at the club at least until 2025. They will have a big role to play on and off the pitch as Bayern chiefs look to ring changes in the summer.

Jamal Musiala is one of the players in the squad that is definitely going to be part of Bayern’s long-term plans. The young attacking midfielder made his 100th Bundesliga appearance on Wednesday against Wolfsburg. After making Bayern debut under Hansi Flick in 2020, Musiala has significantly improved every season and established himself as a key player for the club.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder currently has a contract until 2026. The Bavarian club is ready to hand him an extension, but talks are yet to accelerate towards renewal. Premier League giants like Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping a close eye on Musiala’s contract situation.

Bayern are relaxed about Musiala’s contract extension. The German midfielder’s comments this week will give Bayern chiefs further confidence about tying him down on a long-term deal. While talking to AZ this week (via iMiaSanMia), Musiala admitted that he feels settled in Munich and he enjoys playing under Thomas Tuchel.

""My contract runs until 2026, so everything is very relaxed. I feel very comfortable at FC Bayern at the moment, in the team and under Thomas Tuchel.""

Jamal Musiala

Musiala has endured a stop-start season due to injuries. Despite the injury problems, the German attacking midfielder has delivered quality performances for Bayern, contributing with six goals and three assists across all competitions. He is currently Tuchel’s first choice number ten ahead of Thomas Muller.

Bayern will most likely open contract talks with Musiala before the end of the season. They will look to offer him a big raise on his salary, which will reflect his importance in the first team. The Bavarian club cannot afford to drag the contract talks until the final year of his existing deal.

In the same interview with AZ, Musiala also spoke about him being tipped to win the Ballon d’Or in the future. The German international is focused on winning trophies with Bayern but believes that winning the Ballon d’Or one day will be a big honour. Consistent success with Die Roten will eventually help Musiala get his hand on the prestigious award in the future.

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Along with Musiala, Bayern and Christoph Freund will be busy managing contract talks of other key players in the squad during 2024. They are in talks with Alphonso Davies for a new deal, but the wage demands are a stumbling block, and there is interest from Real Madrid in the background. The Bavarian club is also set to hold talks with Leroy Sane for a contract renewal.