Despite interest from Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal, German international Serge Gnabry has signed a new long-term contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Following the signing of a new long-term contract with the team, Serge Gnabry desires to take home the Champions League trophy in front of the Bayern Munich fans.
The 27-year-old German international was linked to Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal, but nothing came of the speculation.
According to football.london, after failing to persuade Raphinha to leave Barcelona, Chelsea were mulling a bid for the attacker.
Gnabry is one of Bayern’s top players. He has scored 63 goals in his first four seasons in Bavaria and won four straight Bundesliga championships.
He had already won the Champions League, starting Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain two years ago.
Gnabry desires to reclaim the trophy in front of the club’s supporters.
The winger said on the Bayern website: “I thought a lot about what I wanted as a player for the next few years and came to the conclusion that I want to stay at Bayern.
Win everything here again, and experience above all, the Champions League again.
Because I can play here with my buddies at the highest level, it’s unique. That is definitely not something I would encounter at another club.
I want to have wonderful experiences here again, not anywhere else.”
The desire for major titles never diminishes. Gnabry has had a fascinating career thus far.
He played 18 senior games while rising through the ranks at Arsenal, but under Arsene Wenger he was never given the opportunity.
In the summer of 2016, Werder Bremen purchased him for under £5 million.
The club’s final season was Gnabry’s lowest point in England.
He spent the entire period on loan at West Brom, but only appeared three times.
With one of those appearances occurring in the Premier League, because manager Tony Pulis insisted he wasn’t “at that level” to represent West Brom.
“Serge has come here to play games, but for me right now, he isn’t at that level to play games, according to Pulis. We’re talking about Premier League football here.
He’s come from academy football and hasn’t played much league football—does academy football truly prepare players for league football?
As a manager, you choose a football team that will prevail.”
When Gnabry rose to prominence in the Bundesliga, scoring 21 goals for Bremen and Hoffenheim over the following two years, those remarks backfired.
Since joining Bayern’s first team in July 2018, he has performed far more than was expected.
Hassan Salihamidzic, sporting director for Bayern, continued, “We are pleased that Serge Gnabry has extended his contract at FC Bayern until 2026.
Serge has established himself as the face of FC Bayern, is a goal threat, a member of the German national team, and he still has potential that he will tap into.”
This season, Gnabry played 34 times for Bayern in the Bundesliga and assisted 20 goals.
His outstanding performances led Julian Nagelsmann’s team to the club’s ninth straight league title, earning him the attention of the best teams in Europe.