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Transfer news: Barcelona and Bayern Munich sign contract extensions with experienced stars

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The Catalans keep a veteran defender at Camp Nou while Bayern continue trusting their Lewandowski replacement.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have signed new contracts with Sergi Roberto and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Roberto will stay at Barca for at least another year after reaching an agreement with the club to extend his deal. The club will also have the option to extend his stay for another year in the summer of 2024.

Talks about Roberto’s possible exit intensified at the beginning of the current season. However, Xavi Hernandez urged the club to keep the veteran defender in their ranks.

Interestingly, Barcelona have kept Roberto’s €400 million release clause in his new contract. The Spaniard has made 14 appearances for Barca this season despite growing competition in his side’s backline.

A few hours after the announcement of Roberto’s stay, Bayern also announced a new contract for one of their experienced players.

The Bavarians extended Choupo-Moting’s contract until June 2024. The Cameroon international joined Bayern from Paris Saint-Germain as Robert Lewandowski’s backup in October 2020.

However, his incredible run of form this season has convinced Bayern’s hierarchy to keep him at the club for at least another year.

“I’m super happy to be staying longer and continuing to have lots of fun with the club. I feel very much at home here,” he told the club’s website.

“My family also feel at home in Munich. That’s a very important point for me. I’m obviously pleased I can help the team so much. I get on really well with the guys, we work hard on our goals.”

Choupo-Moting is Bayern’s joint top-scorer alongside Jamal Musiala this season, scoring 15 goals in his 24 appearances for the German giants.