Manuel Neuer signs new contract with Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2021.

The stopper had been linked with a host of clubs, including Manchester City, but he has committed his future to the German giants.

Neuer extends

It is a quick turnaround from the rumours that Neuer might be considering early retirement, which he was forced to deny.


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The World Cup winner could now see out his career in the Bundesliga thanks to the new contract, which is essentially a two-year extension on his current deal.

Bayern confirmed the news on their official website, describing him as a "key player".

On Twitter, the club seemed hugely excited at having secured the services of one of the world's best goalkeepers:

Reasons to stay

It is easy to see why Neuer has turned down a move to City after a disappointing season for the Blues. That might not have deterred his manager, Pep Guardiola, who will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer, but it seems that a seven-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund and a potential treble are enough to keep Neuer happy.

Since joining from Schalke five years ago, he has won three titles and a Champions League, though he may, in fact, come up against Guardiola's new club in the final if Bayern beat Atletico Madrid and City beat Real in their respective semi-finals.

He joins teammates Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller, David Alaba and Javi Martínez, who have all recently signed new contracts to keep them in Munich.

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