Allianz Arena

Next Game

Bay Munich v Stuttgart

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 14:30

German Bundesliga

Veltins Arena

Last Game

Schalke 1 - 1 Bay Munich

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 17:30

German Bundesliga

Rode plays down Bayern link

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode has played down speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 17:08 Post Comment

Sebastian Rode: Loyal to Frankfurt

Sebastian Rode: Loyal to Frankfurt

The Germany Under-21 international announced at the weekend that he would not be extending his contract beyond 2014, even though he stressed at the same time that he was committed to fulfilling the deal he currently has with the Bundesliga club.

Bayern were immediately linked with the player either in the coming summer, or on a free transfer when his contract expires.

However, Rode fears that the speculation about his future could get in the way of his side's hopes of qualifying for Europe next season and, in a statement on his club's website, he asked for an end to be brought to the rumours.

"After more speculation about my future emerged yesterday and since this took something away from the Schalke win and the great performance of the whole team, I would like to make one thing clear," he said.

"I have a contract with Eintracht until 2014 and I am very happy in Frankfurt.

"During talks with the club bosses, I made it clear quite soon that I will fulfil my contract, but would not like to extend it.

"I have not signed on for any other club and I would like to commit all of my energy and concentration to my team and my performance.

"All the rest is pure speculation which does not come from me and which I do not like either.

"My only goal now is success with Eintracht Frankfurt."

Rode played 33 times for Frankfurt in their promotion-winning year last season and has started 28 of their 30 Bundesliga games this season, missing out once due to suspension.

Frankfurt are currently sixth in the table, a point behind fourth-place Schalke and among a group of five clubs actively seeking three berths in Europe next season.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

Premier League: Chelsea hit Everton for six in nine-goal Goodison Park thriller

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3.

Transfer news: Leicester sign QPR full-back Danny Simpson

Leicester City have signed full-back Danny Simpson from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property