Robert Lewandowski’s current contract with Bayern Munich is set to run through the end of the 2020/2021 season, but reports out of Poland are suggesting he’s close to signing an extension with the club.
Per Przeglad Sportowy in Poland, Lewandowski is close to putting pen to paper on a new deal that would see him stay with Bayern until at least 2024, which would take his tenure with Bayern to the decade mark having joined in 2014. His agent, Pini Zahavi admits that negotiations are still ongoing with Bayern’s front office, but even with the club’s summer overhaul incoming, they want Lewandowski to be the main man up front and they’re keen on giving him a fresh new extension.
Last season, Lewandowski had been linked with a move away from Munich, particularly with Real Madrid. Every time a rumor surfaced of him seemingly trying to force through a transfer, especially after he switched his agents, he came under intense scrutiny from Bayern fans and pundits alike.
Now, all of those rumors have been put to bed as Lewandowski is allegedly on the verge of signing a new deal in a season that’s seen him grab 35 goals and provide 13 assists from 39 appearances across all competitions this season. In the Bundesliga, he leads the race for the Torjägerkanone with a total of 21 goals, which is four ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic.
Lewandowski has reached a handful of thoroughly impressive milestones in his Bayern career thus far, and if and when he does sign an extension, he could be chasing down Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s all-time goal return with the club. During Rummenigge’s Bayern career, he tallied 217 goals in 420 matches, which translates to .52 goals/match. Right now, Lewandowski has scored 186 goals in only 234 matches, which is .79 goals/match. If he signs the extension, he could very well surpass Rummenigge’s record within one or two seasons, though it’s unlikely he’ll ever reach Gerd Muller’s mark of 508 goals in 565 matches.
Just leaving this here to remind everyone that Lewandowski is like a fine wine, getting better with age:
...and then it’s that man again as Robert Lewandowski capitalizes on Dortmund’s defensive mishap and scores his 200th Bundesliga goal to make it 2-0 pic.twitter.com/dLT3HVeb8T— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) April 6, 2019