Bayern Munich Honorary President Hoeness Begs Manuel Neuer To Sign New Contract
Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeness says he “would very much appreciate it” if Manuel Neuer was to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga champions.
The 34-year-old has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent months, with Schalke keeper Alexander Nubel set to join Bayern at the end of June.
Neuer recently hit out at the club as he believed details of his contract talks were being leaked, but Bayern chiefs remain confident he will commit to fresh terms.
“I would very much appreciate it and would be very happy if Manuel Neuer would stay at Bayern for the next few years because he is still the best goalkeeper in the world,” Hoeness, who left his role as Bayern president last year, told kicker.
“I also believe that Alexander Nubel’s signing is 100 per cent correct and was a brilliant decision by (sporting director) Hasan Salihamidzic.”
If Neuer does stay at Bayern for another season, it will be his 10th at the club since joining, like Nubel, from Schalke in 2011.