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Bayern Munich: Nagelsmann reacts to Sule’s impending exit

Bayern Munich, Niklas Sule
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The Bayern manager says he understands the defender’s decision to leave the club.

Bayern Munich offered a contract extension to Sule earlier this month. However, the German international has rejected the contract, informing the club he will leave for free next summer.

Bayern’s manager Julian Nagelsmann, who has worked with the player in Hoffenheim before, was reportedly pushing to earn him a new contract. However, the German boss says his relationship with the 26-year-old remains the same after his exit.

“I know his reasons, but I’ll keep them between us,” Nagelsmann said (via SportsMax).

“I would have liked to have kept Niklas here, so he plays a lot. There is absolutely nothing going on between us. Decisions like his are part of football.

He added: “There will be players that I’m happy with, and sometimes players leave that you are not happy with. 

“I wondered if I had done something wrong or could have done better. I think that’s part of reflecting.

“Niklas will be with us until the summer. Then I wait with the same excitement as everyone else where he will go and how he will fare at his new club.”

Bayern Munich officials are have been on a spree of extending their player’s contracts in recent months. Following the renewals of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka’s contracts, the Bavarians announced a new long-term contract for Kingsly Coman in January. The club are reportedly planning to open negotiations with Manuel Neuer while continuing their talks with Serge Gnabry.