Good news for fans of Bayern Munich: according to Bild, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has agreed to extend his contract with the German champions. Despite some doubt after the Supercup loss to Borussia Dortmund, Bayern’s acquisition of Philippe Coutinho reportedly convinced him to commit to Munich until 2023.
No details on a salary as of yet, but we imagine he’ll be getting a raise. Lewandowski who scored 40 goals in 47 games last season, has already hit the ground running this year with another three goals in his first three appearances. It’s rare for Bayern to give a player above 30 such a long and lucrative contract, but if anyone deserves it, it’s the Pole.
As for the little tidbit about Coutinho, it is interesting to note that Bild mentions some doubts being raised by the striker regarding the club’s transfer policies. It’s not impossible that this was a sentiment echoed by the rest of the squad, and that might explain the reasoning behind the unprecedented deal with Barcelona for the Brazilian. With the entire first team clamoring for signings, it’s possible that Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feared a dressing room revolt if a big name wasn’t brought in this summer.
In any case, Lewandowski’s extension is great news for the club, and the Bundesliga as whole. As long as one of the best strikers (if not THE best) in the world wants to play in Germany, there’s hope for the league.