Bayern Munich extends Boateng’s contract to 2018

Germany defender Jerome Boateng has extended his contract with

Bayern Munich in a deal that will keep him at the Champions League

titleholder through mid-2018.

The Bundesliga champion’s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, says

Boateng has become one of the club’s ”important players” and that

it was only ”logical” for Bayern to seek to keep him.

Boateng’s original contract was to expire at the end of the next

season.

Bayern recently extended the contract of another defender, David

Alaba, also until 2018.