Thiago Alcantara agrees new Bayern Munich deal

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara celebrates after his first goal against Leipzig
Image: Thiago Alcantara is now tied to Bayern Munich until 2021

Spain international Thiago Alcantara has committed his future to Bayern Munich by signing a new long-term deal with the Bundesliga leaders.

The 26-year-old midfielder, whose previous contract was due to expire in two years, has agreed to stay with Carlo Ancelotti's side until 2021.

He told the club's website: "My family and I feel at home in Munich. Everything is going well here, and I want to win a lot of trophies here with FC Bayern in the future."

Italian-born Thiago, who has been capped 20 times by Spain, arrived at the Allianz Arena from Barcelona in 2013.

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He has scored nine goals in 75 league appearances for the Bavarian club, winning three Bundesliga titles, two German cups, a UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "Thiago is one of the best and most coveted midfielders in Europe.

"We're very pleased as a club to be able to secure the services of such an amazing player for the long term."

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Champions Bayern, who travel to Wolfsburg on Saturday, need five points from their four remaining games to secure a fifth successive domestic league title.

News of Thiago's contract extension comes a day after the club turned Kingsley Coman's loan move from Juventus into a permanent deal.

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