Neuer’s deal with Bayern expires in the summer of 2021, and in recent months both sides have been negotiating a new contract.
Bayern would be stupid if they allow Neuer go
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sepp Maier said Germany’s champions would be “stupid” to allow Manuel Neuer to leave the club as his contract draws to a close. Neuer’s deal with Bayern expires in the summer of 2021. And in recent months both sides have been negotiating a new contract. However, Neuer and Bayern have not yet reached an agreement on a new deal, and the report said that the goalkeeper wants to sign a contract until 2025. Bayern have already begun to prepare for life after Manuel. Agreeing to sign the 23-year-old Alexander Nubel from Schalke, the same club that gave Neuer his start. Since joining Bayern from Schalke in 2011, Neuer has played 374 matches for the club, winning seven Bundesliga titles, a Champions League title, and four DFB-Pokal trophies.
He needs to take Oliver Kahn’s example
“I don’t think they are so stupid as to let go of Neuer,” said Maier, who played for Bayern from 1962 to 1980. He added: “Bayern would regret it in the next few years.” Sepp went on to compare Neuer’s situation with Oliver Kahn’s, stating that Germany’s former goalkeeper should set an example for how to handle the current Bayern star. Kahn played until the age of 38, starting 42 games in his last season as a pro with Bayern. And since Neuer has recently turned 34 years old, Maier believes that the longtime starter has a few good years left to offer the club. “Why shouldn’t Neuer play for five years? He is fit, the boy.”
“There is currently no one better than Neuer in the world,” he added. “And there will be no one in the next five years.” Neuer was nominated four times in his career for the XI World Cup four times, and also received awards as the winner of the 2014 Golden Glove World Cup after sending Germany to win in Brazil. He also performed three times in the Bundesliga team of the year, but not from the 2016-17 campaign. With the removal of the Bundesliga due to the coronavirus, Bayern is located at the top of the table, four points ahead of the runner-up Borussia Dortmund and five points ahead of the third-place RB Leipzig.