Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka has penned a contract extension with the German champions that will run up to 2026. The Germany international was regularly linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer, with Manchester United the club that was most interested in the 26-year-old.
Leon Goretzka has ended all the transfer speculation that linked him away from the German club by committing to a new contract that runs until the summer of 2026. The German midfielder had entered the final year of his contract with Bayern and was tipped to complete a transfer to one of the top European clubs in football. Manchester United was understood to be keen on adding the midfielder to their ranks upon the expiry of his previous contract.
The 26-year-old arrived at the Bavarian club from Schalke in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer. The German has gone on to make 118 appearances for the Bundesliga side while scoring 25 goals and providing 26 assists so far across all competitions. Goretzka has helped the German side win three Bundesliga titles, two DFB-Pokal cups, three DFL-Supercups, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup, and one UEFA Champions League during his stint at the club.
Goretzka proves to be a pivotal member of the Bayern squad so far as he has played in all six of the German club's games so far under Julian Nagelsmann. The Germany international expressed his delight to continue with the reigning Bundesliga champions.
"We've won everything there is to win over the past three years. But what would be even better than winning titles is confirming and repeating these successes. We want to build on this in the coming years,” Goretzka told Bayern’s official website.
"The team, the club, and the environment are not only highly professional but also familiar. This mixture is one of the guarantors of success at this club. I am very happy that I was able to extend my contract early until 2026," he added.