As was speculated last week, Bayern Munich is exploring a contract extension with its star striker Robert Lewandowski. Sport1 is reporting that talks are underway to keep the Poland international in Germany even longer.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić confirmed that negotiations are in the works.
Lewa is one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best “nine” in the world right now. We will hold talks now, but there is no rush.
Bayern Munich plans to extend Robert Lewandowski’s contract
The news is certainly not shocking given Lewandowski’s performance (29 goals and 11 assists in 34 games across competitions) and his commitment to physical conditioning. The 30-year-old Lewandowski has not shown any signs of slowing down.
Salihamidžić touted the ability and proven track record of his star striker:
He’s simply an ambitious player who’d like to score goals in every game, a player who wants to put his mark on the game. He’s a complete professional. I’ve rarely seen anything like it. I’ve played with many players, but he’s always burning with ambition and always wants to win. Hence it’s obvious he’s also dissatisfied and feels bad when he’s not winning and scoring goals. That’s what distinguishes him.
Despite Bayern’s signing of Hamburger SV striker Jann-Fiete Arp and rumored pursuit of such talents as RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic, the club clearly feels that Lewandowski has much to offer.
Lewandowski’s current deal ends in June 2021, but the initial speculation is that Bayern would like to extend Lewandowski’s deal two years until June 2023. By that date, the Polish Hitman will be 34 years old and inching closer to 35, as his birthday is on August 21st.