Thomas Muller has signed a new contract with Bayern Munich which will run until 2024, keeping his long-standing affiliation with the Germans running.
Muller has won it all with Bayern, enjoying domestic dominance of the Bundesliga since 2013 as well as winning two Champions League trophies.
It was understood in late April that both Muller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer were closing in on new deals with Bayern
Muller said: "I'm delighted to have extended my contract with FC Bayern Munich until 2024 today. The journey we've been on since I joined the FCB academy in 2000 has been a fantastic success story up to now. It gives me immense Pleasure to hold up the red colours year after year, on and off the pitch - even if the wind blows in your face from time to time. So, let's keep going together!"
CEO Oliver Kahn added: "Thomas Müller is an icon who wears the club badge in his heart. FC Bayern has always been characterised by continuity, and therefore we're pleased that we've managed to extend the contract of this important player. He's someone who assumes leadership and is also an important character in the dressing room with his personality."
Club president Herbert Hainer had previously said he expected Muller to see out the rest of his career with Bayern, revealing: “I’m firmly convinced that Thomas Müller belongs to FC Bayern like the Frauenkirche belongs to Munich. I’m firmly convinced he will end his career at FC Bayern.”
Bayern's attention will now go to finalising Neuer's deal, though perhaps the most pressing issue is the uncertainty surrounding Robert Lewandowski's future.
The Poland international has enjoyed a great partnership with Muller in attack but is said to be unhappy with Bayern's stance on a potential summer exit. Barcelona are interested but the Bundesliga champions have insisted Lewandowski won't be sold.