OFFICIAL: FC Bayern has extended Joshua Kimmich’s contract to keep him at the Allianz Arena
The German national player moved from RB Leipzig to the German record champions in 2015. Kimmich has played in 264 games for FC Bayern and scored 30 goals. With the 26-year-old, FC Bayern won six German championships, three times the DFB Cup, the Champions League, five times the DFL Supercup, as well as the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup.
Joshua Kimmich: “The most important reason for my contract extension is that here at FC Bayern I can enjoy my passion every day. I have a team with which I can achieve anything, and a lot of my teammates have become real friends. That’s why I started playing soccer in the first place: Because it should be fun. I don’t see myself at the end of my development yet and I am convinced that a lot is possible at FC Bayern in the next few years. In addition, my family feels very comfortable here. Munich has become a second home. The combination that we have here cannot be found anywhere in the world. ”
Herbert Hainer, President of FC Bayern: “We are happy to be able to go into the future with Joshua Kimmich. He has developed into a top international player with us, and it is important to us to keep players with such qualities in our team for the long term. With him, FC Bayern will have the best opportunities in the future to achieve large and ambitious goals. ”
Oliver Kahn, CEO: “Joshua totally identifies with FC Bayern. He has recognized the value of playing in a club for the long term and being able to help shape many things, as well as being part of great successes and an era. He knows that he has the chance at Bayern to achieve all of his ambitious goals. The package that we can offer him is extremely attractive for every top international player. ”
Hasan Salihamidžić, Sports Director: “With this contract extension, FC Bayern is sending a clear signal both internally and externally. We want to sign our best players over the long term. Joshua Kimmich will develop his great quality as a leading player at FC Bayern in the next few years and make history. He is a world-class footballer with an outstanding mentality and, as a professional and a person, offers everything that has always distinguished FC Bayern. ”