Daniel van Buyten extends his contract until 2013

FC Bayern has announced, on Monday morning, that central defender Daniel van Buyten is extending his contract by one year. This means he will be with the club until June 2013.

Having suffered a foot injury, the defender has resumed running training, hopeful that he could play a role in the Champions League final on May 19.

For Bayern’s defense, this is a “depth move”. The middle of the back four will be made of Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber, Dante and Van Buyten. This is the best situation the club had in several years. This also is one of the multiple confirmations that Breno is not a serious alternative.