June 15, 2015 13:39:02 UK
Central defender Ali Benatia has ruled out a summer exit from Bayern Munich, insisting that he wants to help the club win the Champions League next season.
The 28-year-old Morocco international moved to the Allianz Arena a year ago from Roma, but made just 15 Bundesiga appearances as Bayern were crowned German champions for the third time in a row and the 25th time in total.
I’m ruling out any possible departure from Bayern.
However, Benatia says he is going nowhere and is determined to prove his worth and help the Bavarians challenge to become champions of Europe for a sixth time.
He told Mountakhab TV: “Every summer we speak about possible transfers, but the reality is that I have a contract with Bayern and I want to respect it.
“We lost in the semi-finals of the Champions League to Barcelona and now we want to redeem ourselves next season, because the objective of this club is to win the Champions League.
“So, I’m ruling out any possible departure from Bayern.”
Bayern are 6.00 to win the Champions League next season, with holders Barca 4.50 and Manchester City 15.00.
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed that Armin Veh has returned to the club for a second spell as head coach, agreeing a two-year contract to succeed Thomas Schaaf, who left at the end of the season.
And Thomas Tuchel has wasted little time in making his mark at Borussia Dortmund, with the new man in charge at the Westfalenstadion bringing in goalkeeper Roman Burki from relegated Freiburg.
The Switzerland international is the third signing already completed by Dortmund since Tuchel succeeded Jurgen Klopp, with Julian Weigl and Gonzalo Castro snapped up from 1860 Munich and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
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