His importance to Bayern has rarely been in doubt.
Considered by many to be the best striker in the world, Robert Lewandowski commits to Bayern Munich for two more years.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has signed a new four-year contract with the German champions that will keep him at the club until 2023, the club have confirmed on their official website.
“FC Bayern is one of the three largest clubs in the world and we have an outstanding team. I am proud to be part of this club,” said the 31-year-old, who has scored 207 Bundesliga goals in 292 appearances for Bayern and former club Dortmund.
Lewandowski, reportedly one of Bayern’s highest paid stars on €15 million per season, will be approaching his 35th birthday by the time his new contract expires in June 2023. His pre-season demands that Bayern sign more players to strengthen their star-studded squad seem to have been appeased by the arrival of Brazil midfielder Coutinho from Barcelona and back-up striker Perisic from Inter Milan.
“FC Bayern has become my sporting home. We also feel very comfortable as a family in Munich. I am convinced that we will achieve a lot more in the coming years”, he added.
Bayern are delighted to have secured the long-term future of their star striker amid persistent rumors he was being courted by Real Madrid.
“Robert is for me one the best centre-forwards in the world and for years a supporting pillar of our team,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We are therefore very happy that he will be playing for FC Bayern for a long time to come”.
Lewandowski wrote himself into Bayern folklore by scoring five goals in just nine minutes during a Bundesliga match in 2015. The Polish hot-shot hinted on Saturday that he was “95 percent” likely to sign an extension after scoring a hat-trick in Bayern’s 3-0 win at Schalke, leaving him with five goals in the first two league games so far this season.