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By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

After star outing, Sommer expresses optimism about contract negotiations: "This is a family for me."

Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer earned plenty of praise from actors on both sides of his side's 1-1 draw with Bayern on Saturday evening. 

The 33-year-old net-minder himself also spoke on his contract extension talks with his current club. 
Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Müller made sure to credit Yann Sommer with his almost superhuman, record-setting performance on Sunday evening in Gladbach's 1-1 draw with FC Bayern München during their post-match interviews. Nagelsmann joked that the Swiss keeper could definitely "take a week off" after this game while Müller suggested that both Sommer and Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp "always reserve their best game of the year for us."

It was interesting that Müller chose to raise the topic of Trapp - the hero of the SGE's defeat of Bayern at the Allianz in round seven of the previous campaign - as both Trapp and Sommer have been the subject of exit links this offseason. Trapp famously turned down Manchester United this week while Sommer seemed less firm about rumors linking him to the same club during his last post-match interview.

Sommer still sits on an expiring contract. Negotiations about a potential extension have proceeded in an off-and-on fashion over the course of the offseason. For his part, BMG sporting director Roland Virkus lauded his keeper's "world class performance" in tonight's draw.

Whether tonight's draw affects Sommer's desire to continue his career with the Westphalians remains to be seen, but the 33-year old couldn't help but let emphatically positive words about his current club slip in his own gleeful post-match interview.

"I've been here for eight years," Sommer noted, "I wouldn't have been here so long if I didn't fit it in. This has become a family for me. Now we'll sit down together and talk about it over the next few days. We'll let you know when there's something to tell."

Sommer was then pejoratively asked if, after his record-setting 19-save-performance, there might exist a contract clause that could pay him per save.

"Unfortunately not," Sommer laughed, "but I'll bring it up."

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