Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry has agreed a new long-term contract with the club, reports The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The 27-year-old was linked with a move away from the Bavarian giants this summer but has ended that speculation with this decision.
His current deal was due to expire this summer but he is set to sign this new deal in the next few days, extending a stay that began in 2017.
Serge Gnabry to Sign New Bayern Munich Deal
🚨 EXCL: Serge Gnabry has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new contract with Bayern Munich. 27yo winger set to sign long-term deal in coming days. Interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs but priority was always #FCBayern @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/CKcRhKgefJ
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 15, 2022
Brilliant Bayern Spell
Since joining Bayern from Werder Bremen in 2017, Gnabry has gone on to establish himself as one of the elite performers in European football.
Bayern have won the Bundesliga in every season since he joined, as well as adding two DFB German Cups, three German Supercups and the 2020 Champions League and the 2020 Club World Cup.
He has scored 63 goals in that time, a major contribution to a massively successful period for Bayern.
There can be no question about his importance to the club, so seeing him leave this summer would have been a massive blow.
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 15, 2022
Premier League Interest
Gnabry came through the ranks at Arsenal and had a brief loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, so is known to Premier League audiences already.
There had been reports linking him with a return to England, most notably to Chelsea where The Telegraph’s Matt Law reported they had considered the German as an alternative to Raphinha.
Raphinha has since joined Barcelona, and with Gnabry now set to stay at Bayern, Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for a replacement for Hakim Ziyech, who is likely to leave.
Gnabry had also been linked with a return to Arsenal, but Fabrizio Romano, in his column for Caught Offside, said that despite rumours, Arsenal would be looking elsewhere for alternatives to Raphinha, who they had also been interested in.