Vice-captain with expiring contract: Khedira wants to stay at Union Berlin

Rani Khedira is a defensive midfielder for the successful Union Berlin team.

Vice-captain with expiring contract: Khedira wants to stay at Union Berlin

Rani Khedira is a defensive midfielder for the successful Union Berlin team. However, the contract of the native of Stuttgart expires at the end of the season. In an interview with the picture, Khedira spoke about his future plans, football at Union and the shadow that his brother and world champion Sami casts on his career.

In the summer of 2021, Rani Khedira moved from FC Augsburg to Union Berlin on a free transfer. A stroke of luck for both sides. Khedira convinces with strong performances and is seeded with the reigning Bundesliga leaders kept up very well against top teams," Khedira told Bild about leading the table with Union. The 28-year-old feels comfortable with the Irons and has already internalized the essence of the club. "But we never tire of using the word humility. We don't go crazy, we know that we can only win or score points if we show our maximum willingness to perform," explained Khedira in typical Union tone.

Khedira's contract expires at the end of the season, and there have not yet been any talks about an extension. But: "I can definitely imagine staying. I feel very comfortable here, quickly found my place at Union. It's a coherent thing. In 15 months I was able to play 55 competitive games. Oliver Ruhnert (Managing Director, note) but announced that talks should also take place in the near future." In Berlin, Khedira is vice-captain and is part of the Union success story. Success is known to the Khedira family; After all, Sami won the world championship, the German championship, the Champions League, the Spanish and the Italian championship. With the pressure that this record brings with it, Rani Khedira is now freeing himself: "At the beginning the expectations were very high because in the People around me had been told that I was the better player. But Sami had headed Stuttgart to the championship in 2007 and later went to Real Madrid. Some people expected me to lead VfB to the Champions League title. But from this pressure I was able to free myself quickly. The spread was pretty big anyway in 2014. My brother was part of the world champion team and I was playing for Leipzig in Bundesliga 2 at the time. But we managed well not to make comparisons all the time draw. Everyone was and is their own personality."

This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Vice-Captain with expiring contract: Khedira wants to stay at Union Berlin.

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