Thiago Alcântara Close to Signing New Bayern Munich Contract With Thomas Müller Set to Follow

​Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcântara is close to extending his contract with the club, with an announcement expected in the coming weeks.

The Spaniard is one of several first-team stars with a contract expiring in 2021, so Bayern are taking this enforced break from football to try and sort out their admin issues.


Former ​Bayern president Uli Hoeneß recently confirmed that arranging new contracts for players like Thiago was one of the club’s top priorities, and Kicker (via ​Ronan Murphy of Goal) state that negotiations are close to being completed.

An official announcement is expected in the coming weeks, with only the minor details left to be clarified.

Thiago has been in excellent form this season, pulling the strings for Bayern at the base of midfield. There had been fears that his impressive performances could have caught the eye of other clubs, but it seems that he is close to putting those concerns to bed.

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Alongside Thiago, there also looks to be a new contract for ​Thomas Müller, as ​Christian Falk notes that the German has already agreed to extend his current deal until 2023.

All that is left is to finally agree on salary, and it is even suggested that Bayern could offer Müller a home until 2024 if the money is right for everyone.

Club executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed to ​Bild that Bayern have been very generous with their offers, rather than factoring in the economic uncertainty of life after the coronavirus outbreak.

“[Sporting director] Hasan Salihamidžić and [board member] Oliver Kahn are holding talks with them,” he revealed. “Our offers are extremely fair and serious – without a ‘corona discount’.

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“I think that not many clubs around the world handle [it like] this in this crisis.”

Manager Hansi Flick has already extended his stay at the club until 2023, and it is thought that Bayern’s next tasks are to convince David Alaba and ​Manuel Neuer to follow suit.

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