Robert Lewandowski extends Bayern Munich contract
Poland striker to stay with German champions until 2021
Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has signed a contract extension to stay until 2021. Photograph: Christof Stache/Getty Images
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the German champions by two years to 2021, the club said.
Lewandowski joined Bayern in 2014 from their Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and was the league’s top scorer in the 2015-16 season.
The Poland forward also heads his club’s scoring list this season with 11 Bundesliga goals, four behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund, who tops the list.
“I am very happy that the negotiations were successful and came to a positive result,” Lewandowski said. “That means I will stay at Bayern for a few more years. Together we have set great goals.“
Bayern are chasing a record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title and are in the Champions League last 16 where they will face Arsenal.
“I am happy that we managed to tie one of the best centre forwards in the world to the club for the long-term,” the Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“We have now guaranteed that another key player will continue to wear the Bayern shirt for the coming years.”