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Manuel Neuer’s agent has revealed that the Bayern Munich captain is considering leaving the club this summer over concerns the squad is not strong enough.
Neuer has been at Bayern for eight years after he signed from Schalke in 2011, making 336 appearances, keeping 176 cleans sheets. In his eight seasons the 33-year-old has won the Bundesliga title seven times, the DFB-Pokal five times and Champions League.
However, the goalkeeper has big ambitions as he wants his dream to win the Champions League title again and Bayern are no longer competitive for the tournament.
Neuer is tied down to the club until the end of the 2020/21 season, but his agent Kroth has said the goalkeeper will consider leaving to achieve his dream of winning the Champions League again.
In an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung Thomas Kroth said: “He wants to win Euro 2020 and he wants to win the Champions League again,”
“Manuel is success-oriented. My impression is that the gap to the top four English top teams is already serious and the Munich squad is currently not yet as competitive or set up to tackle Manuel’s goals seriously.
“When he realises that Bayern are responding, then he will probably blossom again.
“He does not want to retire in 2021. Now he is in the phase in which he has to decide: how will things progress in the future?
“Signing a contract extension and ending his career at Bayern is of course the obvious option, but it’s not the only one.”
“Much has been said and interpreted against him,” Kroth said. “The bottom line was: “He’s 33 years old now and he’s starting to break down’.
“Many have interpreted his achievements as having lost the extraordinary and invincible ability.”