Bayern Munich Announces Manuel Neuer Contract Extension With Bizarre Bricklaying Video

Bayern Munich Announces Manuel Neuer Contract Extension With Bizarre Bricklaying Video

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manuel Neuer has been with Bayern Munich since summer in 2011
  • The 37-year-old goalkeeper recently penned a contract extension
  • The Bavarians have announced that extension with a bizarre video

Bayern Munich officially confirmed the contract extension of their veteran goalkeeper and captain, Manuel Neuer.

The German international, who joined the club from Schalke 04 in July 2011, penned down a one-year extension at the Bavarian club, keeping him at the Allianz Arena until the summer of 2025.

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Manuel Neuer gestures during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 at Allianz Arena. Image: DeFodi Images.
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ESPN reports that the decision to extend Neuer's contract reflects the club's confidence in the 37-year-old, who recently returned to action after a 10-month layoff due to a leg injury sustained while skiing.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, the one-year extension ensures his presence as a Bavarians player during Germany's hosting of the European Championship next year.

It also extends his stint at the club until the end of the 2024-25 season, which coincides with the UEFA Champions League final - slated to be held at Bayern's home ground, the Allianz Arena.

While many Bayern fans are pleased with the club's decision to retain their captain, some have mixed reactions to the unconventional manner in which Neuer's contract extension was announced.

How Bayern announced Neuer's contract extension

The club took to social platform TikTok, posting a video where the 2014 World Cup winner was constructing a brick wall alongside second-choice goalkeeper, Sven Ulreich.

The video, which was captioned "The Wall² 2025", has attracted a flurry of reactions from fans on social media.

@Chady🤲☝️, who seemed to appreciate the video, commented:

"Neuer and Ulreich, every game for Bayern will be like."

@Theo, jokingly remarked:

"Neuer whenever he sees CR7 on the field."

@lgbdfggd, who appeared to enjoy the announcement video, quipped:

"Neuer is building himself."

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Muller jokes with Kane

Sports Brief previously reported on Muller joking with Harry Kane after the striker bagged a hat-trick in his Der Klassiker debut versus Borussia Dortmund.

While the Englishman was celebrating with his match ball, Muller said his teammate's hotel room would get smaller because of all the awards he was collecting.

Kane is certainly collecting match balls for fun. After 10 games, he has three and could have a couple more at the end of the season and possibly a Golden Boot.

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