Kingsley Coman renews Bayern Munich contract in blow to Man United
Kingsley Coman renews contract with Bayern Munich until 2027… ending Manchester United’s pursuit of French star who scored winner in 2020 Champions League final against PSG
- Bayern Munich have handed a new contract to French star Kingsley Coman
- The deal is a blow to Manchester United, who hoped to sign midfielder, 25
- Coman scored the winning goal in the 2020 Champions League final vs PSG
- His previous deal was due to expire in 2023 but he is now contracted until 2027
Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has signed a bumper new contract with the Bundesliga champions.
Coman, who has been at Bayern since 2015, etched his name into the club’s history by scoring the only goal in the 2020 Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain.
The news is a blow to Manchester United, who were reportedly aiming to take advantage of Coman running down his contract in Bavaria in the hope of signing him for free.
Bayern Munich midfielder Kingsley Coman has signed a new four-year contract with the club
Coman, with director Hasan Salihamidzic (L) and CEO Oliver Kahn (R), signed a deal until 2027
The 25-year-old’s previous contract was until 2023 and Bayern have painful recent memories of losing one of their best-loved players on a free transfer after David Alaba moved to Real Madrid for nothing last summer.
But Coman ended the speculation by agreeing the new four-year deal on Wednesday.
‘I’m very happy because FC Bayern are one of the best clubs in the world and I know we still have a lot of opportunities and big goals here,’ Coman told the club’s official website.
‘I’ve been at the club since 2015 — it feels like a big family. Everything is perfect here. My best years as a footballer are still ahead of me, and I’m glad I’ll be spending them at FC Bayern. My biggest goal is to win the Champions League again — and this time, please, together with our fans.’
Coman memorably scored the winner in the 2020 Champions League final win against PSG
The move is a blow to Manchester United and coach Ralf Rangnick, as the Red Devils were looking to take advantage of Coman running down his contract
The new deal was hailed by Bayern’s CEO, former goalkeeping great Oliver Kahn, who admitted Coman had been the target of many top clubs.
‘Players with Kingsley Coman’s ability are wanted by clubs all around the world. This contract extension is another example of how attractive our club is at the highest level internationally,’ he said.
‘Kingsley is fully committed to FC Bayern, he’s found his footballing home here. World-class players consider very carefully where they sign their contracts these days. We’re pleased that Kingsley has extended with us long-term: when he’s on the ball, the fans get excited. People come to the stadium to see such players.’
Bayern board member Hasan Salihamidzic, an old team-mate of Kahn’s, added: ‘We’re very happy Kingsley Coman has committed to FC Bayern with a long-term contract. Kingsley came to FC Bayern in 2015 as one of Europe’s greatest attacking talents. He has developed into a world-class player with us over the past six and a half years.
Coman has been in stunning form this season since recovering from a heart procedure
‘My best years are still ahead of me and I’m glad I’ll be spending them at FC Bayern,’ he said
‘He already made history with his goal in the 2020 Champions League final and now has a great chance to leave his mark on an era. King, with his quality as a provider and his goalscoring threat, is of utmost importance for the future of our team.
‘Our aim is for FC Bayern to continue to compete at the top of Europe in the coming years. With the contract extensions of Kingsley, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, we have laid a strong foundation for this.’
Since first joining Bayern from Juventus aged 19, Coman has won six Bundesliga titles, three German Cups plus the Champions League in 2020 and subsequently the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup as the Bavarian side completed a remarkable clean sweep of six titles in one season.
He faced a big scare earlier this season when it was revealed he had an irregular heart beat which required an operation.
But the Frenchman only missed two weeks of action due to the procedure and has looked as good as ever since returning, scoring two goals and providing an assist in his last four appearances.
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