Schweinsteiger pledges future to Bayern

German Football
By German Football December 16, 2008 08:16

Schweinsteiger pledges future to Bayern

Bayern Munich have confirmed midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed a new three-year contract with the club.

The Germany international put pen to paper on the deal over the weekend to end speculation linking him with a move abroad with his previous contract due to expire in the summer.

“We are happy we have been able to tie down in a positive manner a further important player in Bastian Schweinsteiger,” said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the club’s website.

The 24-year-old has come through the ranks with Bayern, whom he joined as a schoolboy in 1998.

He made his first-team debut in 2002 and has since made 168 Bundesliga appearances and been capped 62 times by Germany.

His performances for the national team at Euro 2008 and during the first half of the season have attracted a lot of interest from many of Europe’s top clubs, including Juventus, but he has followed team-mate Philipp Lahm by committing to Bayern.

Schweinsteiger’s new contract with Bayern will run until June 2012.

German Football
By German Football December 16, 2008 08:16
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