Germany’s Pavlovic gets new Bayern contract after missing Euro 2024 with illness

MUNICH (AP) — Germany midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic has extended his contract with Bayern Munich through 2029, the club said Sunday, four days after an infection forced him to miss Euro 2024.

The 20-year-old Pavlovic has been with Bayern since he was seven and was one of the top performers in an otherwise disappointing season that saw Bayer Leverkusen take the German title. His previous Bayern contract had been due to end in 2027.

“He was born in Munich, started out at FC Bayern at a young age and has worked his way to the top. He is a perfect example of how to push on to the highest level,” Bayern board member for sport Max Eberl said in a statement. “We want Aleks to become a face for the future of our team.”

Pavlovic was ruled out of Euro 2024 on Wednesday, two days before Germany’s opening game, and replaced in the squad by Emre Can.


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