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Official: Robert Lewandowski signs a contract extension with Bayern Munich through 2023

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Considered by many to be the best striker in the world, Robert Lewandowski commits to Bayern Munich for two more years.

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Fans, rejoice! Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with Bayern Munich. After several months of rumors and speculation, the Poland international put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the Sabener Strasse till 2023 — a two-year extension over his previous deal. Reports say that the new contract will take him past the €20m mark, making him one of the highest paid players at Bayern alongside Philippe Coutinho.

Here’s the official announcement:

While the extension has been rumored for some time now, it’s great to have it finalized. Lewandowski has once again started the new season in red-hot form, having scored every single one of Bayern’s five goals in the Bundesliga so far — which included a very impressive hat trick against Schalke.

Lewandowski reaffirmed his commitment to the club and Bayern’s place on the international stage:

FC Bayern has become my sporting home. Besides, my family and I are happily settled in Munich. I’m convinced we’ll achieve a lot in the next few years. FC Bayern are one of the three biggest clubs in the world, and we have an outstanding team. I’m proud to be part of this club.

As for Brazzo, the sporting director highlighted the player’s importance as a leader on the team. Last season, Lewandowski was promoted to third captain, behind Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller. Salihamidzic said,

Robert has developed into a leading personality at the club and is on course to become as important a player for FC Bayern and its fans as Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben were. I hope he can maintain his outstanding strike rate in the years to come.

Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, himself a Ballon d’Or winning forward, heaped praise on the Polish international, echoing the sentiments of Bayern fans worldwide:

For me, Robert is the world’s best centre-forward, and he’s been a mainstay of our team for years. So we’re extremely pleased he’ll continue to play for FC Bayern for a long time. We’re certain that together with Robert we’ll achieve our ambitious goals in the upcoming season and in the years to come.