Monday 23 August 2021
Bayern Munich extended with Kimmich
It’s a “clear sign”. Bayern Munich and Joshua Kimmich have agreed a new contract. The Germany international extended his contract prematurely until 2025. The club and players are happy.
National footballer Joshua Kimmich prematurely extended his contract with Bayern Munich, which will expire in 2023, and will therefore set an example. The 26-year-old has signed with the German record champion until 2025. “He knows he has a chance to achieve all of his ambitious goals at Bayern Munich. The package we can offer him is very attractive for every major international player,” said Kimmich CEO Oliver Kahn. .
“I don’t see myself at the end of my development and I am convinced that a lot is possible at Bayern in the next few years,” said Kimmich, who negotiated the contract himself without a consultant. The future midfielder will rise to the highest-paid category at Bayern Munich and, according to reports, earn up to €20 million per year at best.
“With this contract extension, Bayern Munich is sending a clear signal both internally and externally. We want to sign our best players for the long term,” sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.
In 2015, Kimmich moved from VfB Stuttgart to FC Bayern for €8.5 million. For the Munich team, with whom they won their sixth quartet in 2020 and the German championship six times, so far they have played 261 competitive matches (30 goals and 71 assists).
The extension may also be a reference to Kimmich’s boyfriend, Leon Goretzka, whose contract expires next summer. Negotiations with the 26-year-old midfielder are said to have been tough so far. Bayern wants to prevent David Alaba’s second injury, who moved to Real Madrid for free after last season.