Joshua Kimmich has extended his contract with Bayern Munich, signing a deal which ties him to the record champions until 2025.
He has since established himself as one of the club's most important players, amassing some 264 competitive appearances, whilst winning 59 senior international caps with Germany.
"The most important reason for my contract extension is that I can pursue my passion with joy every day here at FC Bayern," said Kimmich.
"I have a team where I can achieve everything, and a lot of teammates have become real friends. That’s why I started playing football in the first place, because it should be fun.
"I still don’t think I’m at the end of my development and I’m convinced there’s a lot possible at FC Bayern in the next years. On top of that, my family feels at home here. Munich has become a second home. The combination we have here isn’t found all over the world."
The 2021/22 season is Kimmich's seventh as a Bayern player, and ever since making the move to the Allianz Arena, he has been collecting winners' medals like they're going out of fashion.
To date, he has lifted six Bundesliga titles, the UEFA Champions League, three DFB Cups, four DFL Supercups, the UEFA equivalent and the FIFA Club World Cup, whilst blossoming into one of the world's best central midfielders and right-backs.
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"Joshua totally identifies with FC Bayern. He’s recognised the value of playing long term at a club, being able to shape things and being a part of great success and an era," added Bayern legend and current CEO, Oliver Kahn.
"He knows he has the opportunity at FC Bayern to make all his ambitious goals a reality. The package we can offer him is hugely attractive for any top international player."
Kimmich, who wears the No.6 shirt at Bayern and has been tipped to one day captain the German giants, will be 30 when his new deal expires.
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