Robert Lewandowski has committed his long-term future to Bayern Munich by signing a contract extension until June 2023.
With just two years left on his original deal, Bayern were keen to secure Lewandowski’s future. Considering that he’s scored a remarkable 197 goals in just 246 appearances, it’s no wonder why.
The Polish scoring machine even gave Bavarian fans a timely reminder of his quality by bagging a hat-trick at Schalke 04 last weekend.
This stunning run of form even captured the interest of Real Madrid last summer. With Cristiano Ronaldo out of the picture, Los Blancos had hoped Lewandowski would be the man to continue firing in the goals.
The 31-year-old, however, stayed put in Germany and has now dispelled fears over his Bayern future once and for all by putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.
“FC Bayern has become my sporting home,” Lewandowski told the club’s website.
“Besides, my family and I are happily settled in Munich. I’m convinced we’ll achieve a lot in the next few years.
“FC Bayern are one of the three biggest clubs in the world, and we have an outstanding team. I’m proud to be part of this club.”
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, meanwhile, hailed the former Borussia Dortmund star as the world’s greatest striker.
“For me, Robert is the world’s best centre-forward, and he’s been a mainstay of our team for years,” added Rummenigge.
“So we’re extremely pleased he’ll continue to play for FC Bayern for a long time.
“We’re certain that together with Robert we’ll achieve our ambitious goals in the upcoming season and in the years to come.”
Following the summer exits of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, Lewandowski is now one of the senior players at Bayern.
But the Poland international seems to be having no problems whatsoever with his new role, and will likely emerge as a key leader for Niko Kovac’s side down the years.
For now, though, Lewandowski will be aiming for a repeat of last weekend’s treble against Mainz on Saturday. It will enable him to reach the 200-goal mark in his five-year spell at the Allianz Arena.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 29, 2019