Bayern Munich have announced they have extended the contract of versatile defender Joshua Kimmich until 2023.
Following on from Kingsley Coman's contract extension through to 2023, Bayern have laid yet another important foundation for a solid future by convincing Kimmich to commit to a new contract of the same length.
"I'm very happy to extend my contract so early," Kimmich said on the club's official website. "This shows that the club and those responsible have a lot of trust in me and see me as an important part of the long-term sporting success of Bayern Munich. That makes me proud!"
Kimmich has emerged as one of the pillars of Bayern's success this season, seamlessly settling into the right full-back position previously owned by Philipp Lahm, and adding a new dimension to it.
Indeed, the 22-year-old is one of the players most involved in Bayern's build-up play, regularly registering the most number of touches per game and also frequently getting involved in attacks.
Kimmich has also cemented his place as a Germany international and will be one of the first names Joachim Löw lists on his team sheet in Russia next summer, having recently broken a record held by Berti Vogts by making 23 consecutive appearances for his country.
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"Joshua has become a mainstay in our team over the last two and a half years," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich chief executive. "So we're very happy that we were able to retain him in the long term. After his very positive development in the right-back position, Bayern have made a seamless transition into the future."