Lewandowski signs contract extension with Bayern Munich

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

On Tuesday German football club FC Bayern Munich announced striker Robert Lewandowski has signed a contract extension until June 2021.

File photo of Robert Lewandowski training with Bayern
Image: Rufus46.

Lewandowski joined the Munich club in the summer of 2014 from Bayern's arch rivals Borussia Dortmund after losing in the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Since 2014, the Polish national team captain has scored 58 goals in 77 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich. Spending two seasons at the Allianz Arena, Lewandowski has won two consecutive Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal cup — Bayern defeated Borussia Dortmund 4–3 in a penalty shootout to win this last title.

Per the previous contract Lewandowski was tied with Bayern till 2019. This year Lewandowski led Poland to the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-finals only to lose against Portugal. He scored one goal and two penalties in penalty shootouts in the tournament.

The 28-year-old striker scored 30 league goals last season, finishing as the league top scorer. This season, Lewandowski has scored 11 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances.

After signing the contact extension Lewandowski said, "I'm very happy the negotiations yielded a positive result and that I'll stay at Bayern for a few more years. We still have ambitious goals." ((de))German language: ‍Ich freue mich sehr, dass die Verhandlungen zu einem positiven Ergebnis geführt haben und ich dem FC Bayern noch einige Jahre verbunden bleibe. Gemeinsam haben wir noch große Ziele.

Last month, Bayern Munich announced French winger Franck Ribéry signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

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