Bundesliga: Thomas Muller extends contract at Bayern Munich by two years until 2023
Muller's, 30-year-old attacking midfielder, contract had been due to expire at the end of next season but he is now tied to the team until 2023
Munich: Thomas Muller signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich, the German champions said Tuesday.
The 30-year-old attacking midfielder's contract had been due to expire at the end of next season but he is now tied to the team until 2023.
Muller has been with Bayern for 20 years, winning eight German titles and the 2013 Champions League, and marked his 500th senior game for the club in November.
"I've been with FC Bayern for a good two-thirds of my life now, so you can't say that the club and I are just along for the ride — we fight for each other," Muller said in a statement. "This club is not just any old employer for me. It's my passion. I'm happy that I'll be here for two extra years, and I'll give everything on and off the pitch."
The announcement comes four days after Bayern coach Hansi Flick signed an extension through 2023.
Muller has played every league game for Bayern this season but hasn't represented the German national team since coach Joachim Low said in March 2019 that Muller was no longer in his plans.
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England winger Jadon Sancho netted twice in Dortmund's home win, a result that meant Bayern become champions without kicking a ball before their home game against Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday evening.
Mueller, 31, now holds the joint record of 10 Bundesliga titles with team-mate David Alaba