Kingsley Coman says he is open-minded about his future
Coman has spent the last seven years of his career at Bayern, having initially moved to Allianz Arena on loan from Juventus in 2015 before sealing a permanent €21 million switch.
Coman wants to stay at Bayern for several years
Kingsley Coman says he is open-minded about his future as talks over a new contract with Bayern Munich continue to stall. Coman has spent the last seven years of his career at Bayern, having initially moved to Allianz Arena on loan from Juventus in 2015 before sealing a permanent €21 million switch. The 25-year-old has played a key role during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history but has less than two years to run on his current contract and is keeping the door open to a potential transfer. Asked if he sees his future at a different club, Coman told reporters: “I’m lucky to be young so that I can do both. I can stay here for several years and see how things are elsewhere. So it’s something in between.”
According to Oliver Kahn, Goretzka and Coman are very important players
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn gave an update on contract negotiations with Coman and Leon Goretzka back in July. “We are in very, very good talks with both players, and I’m very optimistic,” he said. “We have a great package to offer; you always have the chance to win big titles with us and to help shape an era. Both are very, very important players, absolute top players.” Goretzka has since penned fresh terms at Allianz Arena. Still, an agreement has not yet been reached with Coman, who was strongly linked with Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea earlier this summer. Coman’s start to the 2021-22 campaign has been disrupted by injury, but he came off the bench to make his first Bundesliga appearance under Julian Nagelsmann in the 5-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
The France international has been impressed by the new Bayern manager since his arrival from RB Leipzig and believes he has all the necessary qualities to ensure that the club remains a major European force for years to come. “It’s right that this new touch that he brings to us makes us want to work with this type of coach and see how much we can improve personally and collectively,” Coman said of Nagelsmann. “The start was great. He’s perfect, he has a lot of ideas and is very motivated. I think he will bring a lot to the team, and I am very excited to work with him. “It’s great because we’re a team that is used to winning, and then having this DNA of someone who is even more keen to win brings everyone up.”