Muller and Alonso extend Bayern Munich contracts

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 12:12

Xabi Alonso: Extended his Bayern deal

Xabi Alonso: Extended his Bayern deal

Thomas Muller and Xabi Alonso have extended their contract with Bayern Munich, bringing an end to speculation over summer moves.

Germany international Muller has been regularly linked to Manchester United, but the 26-year-old has now committed his future to the Bundesliga giants until 20121.

Bayern have also extended Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez’s deals until 2021, while Alonso’s new contract keeps him at the Allianz Arena until 2017.

“I come from the area, I’ve been here 15 years and of course I’m delighted,” Muller told Bayern’s television channel, FCB TV.

“I am proud and happy that I have extended my contract.”

Muller is currently enjoying one of his most prolific seasons in a Bayern shirt, having netted 13 Bundesliga goals with less than half of the season completed.

He has also scored five times in the Champions League, helping the Bavarians set up a last-16 tie with Juventus.

Boateng has become a mainstay of Bayern’s defence and Martinez, who joined from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of Eur40million in 2012, has been a key player for Pep Guardiola when he has been fit.

Alonso, 34, showed he still has plenty to offer with a stunning goal to book Bayern’s place in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal in midweek.

He has extended his stay in Munich by a year, with next season perhaps being the last of his successful career, ending hopes Liverpool fans had of Alonso returning to Anfield.

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