Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the club will release defender Holger Badstuber when his contract expires in the summer.
“It was clear from the outset,” said Rummenigge, “that after his loan with Schalke, Holger Badstuber is likely to look for a new experience abroad. FC Bayern München wishes Holger all the best and would like to thank him for his exemplary commitment during his almost 15 years at Säbener Strasse.”
Badstuber made 178 appearances for Bayern since joining them as a youth player in 2002 and won every major domestic and European honour with the Bavarian club.
Yesterday, Schalke had also confirmed that they would not sign the 28 year old on a permanent basis after his loan spell at the Veltins Arena ends.
Manchester City, coached by ex-Bayern boss Pep Guardiola were linked with the injury plagued defender in January but he decided to join Schalke on loan instead.