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Contract extension:
Jamal Musiala signs long-term FC Bayern deal

By Akhil Fisher

One of the more exciting attacking prospects Bundesliga has in its ranks currently has signed a new deal.

Jamal Musiala.
Jamal Musiala.

Jamal Musiala’s rise to stardom in the Bundesliga has been rapid. The Stuttgart-born attacking midfielder recently made headlines after choosing to play for Germany over England, having represented both the nations at the youth level.

Bayern Munich's official website have confirmed the agreement that ties him with the club until 2026.

Earlier, Sky Sports reported that the young 18-year-old prodigy has now tied himself to the Bayern Munich by extending his contract in Bavaria. This comes just moments after Musiala signed his first senior contract at Sabener Strasse after turning 18.

The contract extension is said to be valid until June 2026, allowing the youngster to earn in the region of 5 million euros per year. Putting into perspective, his contract over five years is worth €25m—amounting to approximately €95,000/week.

Speaking after the signing, FC Bayern sporting director Hasan Saliamidzic said: "We’re very happy that Jamal has decided to sign his first professional contract at FC Bayern on a long-term basis. This has been a joint effort. Before Jamal came to FC Bayern in summer 2019, we had to and were able to convince him and his family about our project. I am very pleased that our system of finding talented players, developing them and then integrating them into the first team is bearing fruit."

He has had a breakthrough in the senior Bayern squad this season – appearing 28 times already and scoring 4 goals across all competitions.

Musiala himself was extremely delighted: "I’m really pleased to have signed my first professional contract and feel very good at the club and in the team, I’m playing with the best players in the world. I just want to repay that faith with good performances, keep getting better and win a lot more titles with FC Bayern. My aim is to become an important player for this club.”

Musiala’s prospective signature were on the books for some of Europe’s top clubs including Benfica and Liverpool.

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