Manuel Neuer gives update on his fitness ahead of Bundesliga decider

Germany’s Timo Werner

Germany’s Timo Werner

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha become the third player to announce his departure from the Bundesliga club in a deeply emotional press conference that left teammates broken.

Rafinha will join fellow long-time servants Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in moving on to pastures new as Bayern Munich plan to reshuffle their first-team squad.

The German worldwide has been in fine form this season, scoring 16 goals and providing seven assists in the Bundesliga. Leipzig are guaranteed a place in next year's Champions League but that's unlikely to be enough to keep Werner at the club.

'All things come to an end eventually.

'We are together every day and know each other so well - we are a family. "I am working hard for it". The friendship we all have is the greatest thing'.

Rafinha will hope he can help contribute to winning two further trophies in his final weeks with the club as Niko Kovac looks to end a hard first campaign in charge with victories in both the Bundesliga and the Pokal.

Despite being in his mid 30s, the winger wants to continue to play football and he wants to do it for enjoyment rather than money.

And as Rafinha spoke his parting words Ribery was in tears as it finally dawned on him that he would also be playing his last two games for Bayern Munich.

"I still have the Frankfurt game in my sights", said Neuer on Monday at a ceremony in which he was presented with a Bavarian state medal for the work of his children's charity, the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation.

'I do not know why. I have not made any problems.

Rafinha's next club is yet to be confirmed, though he has been linked with a return to his homeland with Flamengo.