Pavlovic extends Bayern contract after missing Euro 2024

football16 June 2024 09:36| © AFP
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Aleksandar Pavlovic © Getty Images

Bayern Munich have extended the contract of Germany midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic, who missed Euro 2024 due to illness, until 2029, the club announced on Sunday.

Pavlovic was selected as part of Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann's 26-man Euro 2024 squad but was withdrawn due to tonsilitis before Friday's 5-1 win over Scotland.

The 20-year-old made his debut in Bayern's first team this year and played 19 matches in the league, scoring twice, resulting in a Germany call-up.

Borussia Dortmund's Emre Can replaced Pavlovic in the squad of the Euros hosts.

The Munich-born midfielder, who came through Bayern's junior system, having joined at the age of seven, was also eligible to play for Serbia.

Pavlovic said in a statement, " while the illness  denied me my dream of playing in the European Championship on home turf... I'm thrilled that my contract at Bayern has been extended."

Bayern sporting director Max Eberl praised Pavlovic as an "example of how to push yourself to the highest level," saying the local junior had "worked his way to the top."