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Manuel Neuer ‘irritated’ by leaks regarding his contract situation

It’s no surprise that Manuel Neuer wants to extend his contract at Bayern Munich but the 34-year-old has become “irritated” by the leaks regarding an extension to his current deal.

“All the talks I have had since I have been here have been confidential,” he told Bild. “Nothing has ever leaked, but now details about the current talks are constantly appearing in the media and are often untrue. That irritates me. It’s not something I am used to at Bayern.”

Neuer’s representatives are negotiating his contract extension at Bayern Munich, with the Germany international wanting a long-term deal worth €20 million per season, whilst reports suggest the Bundesliga club are only willing to offer Neuer a new two-year extension.

“I want to play as long as I’m fit,” said Neuer. “But the most important thing for me is trust. It’s clear to me that it’s Utopian to want a five-year contract. I’m 34 and I can’t predict how I’m going to be at 39. That’s why what has been publicly suggested, makes no sense at all.”

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