Liverpool & Bayern Munich target signs new contract

German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/04/2018

Liverpool target Julian Brandt has signed a contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen until 2021.

The 21-year-old Germany has been linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich although the Bundesliga champions reportedly ended their pursuit in February.

Brandt becomes the third player after defender Jonathan Tah and captain Lars Bender to agree on a new contract in the last two months.

"I feel totally comfortable and I see something super big growing here," Brandt told his club's official website.

"This has recently been shown to me by the recent contract renewals of Jonathan Tah and Lars Bender.

"The two of them, just like me, are convinced they can achieve something with this team."

Brandt has scored six times in the league and provided four assists this season, grabbing a total of 24 goals in 126 Bundesliga matches since joining Leverkusen midway through the 2013-14 campaign.

Leverkusen are fifth in the Bundesliga table with six matches left in the campaign, with the top four teams qualifying for next season's Champions League.