Neuer furious with Bayern Munich after contract talks leaked

Neuer furious with Bayern Munich after contract talks leaked

Manuel Neuer has been number one at Bayern for nearly a decade, helping the Bundesliga giants lift 18 trophies since joining from Schalke in 2011.

Entering into the final year of his contract talks has begun for a new contract, wish he is keen to stay at the club for more years

Recently, rumours have suggested those discussions had stalled, with Neuer demanding a five-year deal while Bayern is only prepared to offer a two-year contract with the option of a further year.

Those rumours have drawn a stinging reaction from the Germany international, who insists it “makes no sense” for him to ask for such a lengthy contract given his age.

He also expressed his frustration at details of negotiations, many of which he says is not true, being discussed in the press.

“All conversations that I've had here since [2011] have always been conducted with great confidence. Nothing has ever leaked out,” he told Bild.

“But now there are details from the current discussions in the media that are often not even correct. That annoys me. That’s not how I know Bayern.

“I want to play as long as I'm fit. But the most important thing for me is trust. It's clear to me that it's utopian to want a five-year contract. I'm 34 and can't predict how I'm going to be at 39. That's why what has been publicly suggested makes no sense at all.

“It has always been important to me to be able to work trustingly with the employees in management positions - as loyal as I am to the club as a player and captain.”

Bayern has already begun to prepare for life after Neuer, having agreed to sign 23-year-old up-and-comer Alexander Nubel from Schalke, the same club that gave Neuer his start.
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