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Robert Lewandowski in talks to extend Bayern Munich contract

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From will-away star, Robert Lewandowski has become a senior member of the team, and he and the club are preparing to extend his stay.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga
MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates his first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on March 09, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
FC Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates his first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on March 09, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
(Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern )

Robert Lewandowski’s current contract with Bayern Munich runs through the end of June 2021, but reports out of Germany now state that the Polish ace is in talks to sign an extension keeping him at the club until 2023. Per a report by Sky Germany (via Bild), Lewandowski is already in talks to extend his contract with Bayern until the summer of 2023. Nothing is official yet, but it’s understood that discussions are underway and are going very positively. At this point, it seems to be more of a “when” than an “if.”

As early as May, it was understood that both Bayern and Lewandowski wanted to extend his contract. In the buildup to the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig, it was reported that a new extension was in the works, but its duration had not been specified at the time. Lewandowski had been receiving offers from both Manchester United in the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain from Ligue 1. This was also before the potential transfer of Leipzig’s Timo Werner became increasingly unlikely, and Bayern have also since signed Jann-Fiete Arp from Hamburg. It’s clear that Bayern is confident that Lewandowski can continue to be the point man for the club for at least another two seasons.

Since moving on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, Lewandowski has scored 191 goals in 242 competitive appearances for Bayern and has collected kicker’s Bundesliga Torjägerkanone three times for Bayern. This season, he’ll be hoping to improve on his 22 goals and 10 assists in the league from 2018/2019. Because of the fact he was signed for free from Dortmund, Lewandowski ranks as one of the best transfers ever for Bayern.