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Gnabry renews Bayern contract

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 5 Mar 2019

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Serge Gnabry has signed a new contract that will keep him at Bayern Munich until 2023, the Bundesliga club announced.

Gnabry joined Bayern from Werder Bremen for a reported €8million in 2017 but spent the following season on loan at Hoffenheim.

This term, though, he has broken into the Bayern team on his return to Munich and has made 21 Bundesliga appearances for Niko Kovac’s side, scoring six goals.

Gnabry’s reward is a new four-year deal that will help Bayern address the impending loss of experienced wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who are both expected to leave the club at the end of the season.

“I feel very, very good here. It’s a lot of fun with the team,” Gnabry told Bayern’s official club website.

“Of course, I hope for many titles and great moments – and look forward to a good future with Bayern. Personally, I am currently doing very well, but I know that I still have potential and need to develop further.”

Gnabry’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of next season and Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is pleased to have secured the future of the 23-year-old.

“We are happy that we tied Serge to Bayern in the long term,” he said. “He has taken a big step forward in his first season with us.

“Serge is one of our young guns and an important part of Bayern. We are confident that we will have a lot of fun with him.”

Gnabry, who started his career with Premier League side Arsenal, has also broken into Germany squad and has scored four goals in five games for his country to date.

The attacker was on target in Bayern’s 5-1 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday that moved Kovac’s side level on points with leaders Borussia Dortmund.

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