Leon Goretzka delighted to extend contract with Bayern Munich
Leon Goretzka’s immediate future is set as the 26-year-old midfielder extended his contract with Bayern Munich earlier today.
Goretzka is delighted to see his future stabilized with a club that can offer the opportunity to compete year after year in Europe, while also giving me the opportunity to have financial security.
“The opportunity to win titles here was very important to me and we did it from day one. It is clear that individual development follows next and I have also noticed this with myself, ”Goretzka said (as captured by the Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “I’m not going to lie, of course the money also played a role. But it’s not about squeezing out the last euro. It’s important to feel appreciated, and it has been from the start.
For Goretzka, he also has the opportunity to play with close friends, including Joshua Kimmich.
“Of course. Joshua has also become an important person for me off the pitch. That’s why I’m very happy that we continue to be together on the pitch,” said Goretzka. “This team is very, very special. Having such a high level among friends is something I don’t think will happen again in Europe. We have a unique mix, especially with the 1995 generation and older. I look forward to the next few years here. Yes we can maintain this climate and continue to display this hunger, then we will be attractive to other players and those who have not yet renewed their contracts.
When asked if he was considering ditching his agent and negotiating on his own, Goretzka said he admired Kimmich for doing this, but it just wasn’t for him.
“I take my hat off to Joshua for representing himself, but that was not an option for me,” Goretzka said.
Another major factor in convincing Goretzka to extend his stay in Munich was the presence of Julian Nagelsmann.
“Of course Julian (Nagelsmann) played a vital role as he is an extremely important person for us in our daily work. We’ve all reached a certain level now. But we still want to learn every day. He is exactly the right coach for us, ”Goretzka said.