Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are confident that veteran keeper Manuel Neuer will extend his stay with the club.
Neuer caused a stir over the weekend when he criticized the club for how they are handling his contract situation after it was leaked that the German international wanted a new five-year deal instead of the two years that was being offered by the club.
But speaking on Monday, the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed optimism that the 34-year-old's will be at Bayern for a longer period.
"We both know what we have in each other. And under these circumstances, I am optimistic that we will find a solution in the end and that Manuel Neuer will sign a new contract. We have the world's best goalkeeper and we have already won everything with him," he told Bild.
Asked about Neuer's anger at the leaks of his contract talks, Rummenigge replied: "His interview was only yesterday, so we could not react to it yet."
The goalkeeper’s current deal expires at the end of 2020-21 with the goalkeeper having wanted his future to be resolved as fast as possible with the club expected to swoop for keeper Alexander Nubel from Schalke on a free transfer on July 1.