Manuel Neuer is irritated that details from his contract negotiations with Bayern Munich appear to be getting leaked. The Germany international has a deal with Bayern running until June 2021 but has grown frustrated with ongoing talks over a potential extension.
Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel will arrive on a free transfer ahead of next season, leading to suggestions the Bavarian giants are preparing to phase Neuer out. It was reported this week Neuer was demanding a new five-year contract worth €20million per year, but he scoffed at the suggestions.
However, the fact that any information was being leaked into the public domain gave him cause for concern. “I want to play as long as I’m fit. But the most important thing for me is trust,” Neuer said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag. “It is clear to me that it would be fantasy for me to want a five-year contract. I’m 34 and can’t predict how I’m going to be at 39. That is why what has been publicly suggested makes no sense at all.
“I want a contract where FC Bayern and I have a win-win situation that everyone is happy with. “I want to perform, be there for the team and do everything we can to ensure we have maximum success, with 100 per cent passion. The conditions must be right; that’s what it’s about.