It seems Robert Lewandowski is happy with his time in Munich, and would like to see it continue.
According to Bild’s Christian Falk, the Bayern Munich striker would like to extend his contract with the club until 2025. Lewandowski’s current contract expires in 2023. At the very least, Lewandowski would like an indication from the club that they’re willing to extend his contract.
This shouldn’t be too big a problem, as Bayern have already reaffirmed their status saying that Lewandowski is not for sale at any price multiple times. Ex-CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, for one, has said that he thinks Bayern are interested in tying down Lewandowski past his current contract. Lewandowski himself has also expressed his satisfaction playing for Bayern when he won the European Golden Shoe award, and effectively put to bed any lingering transfer rumors. Clubs like Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly interested in signing the Pole.
There have been talks about a potential Lewandowski replacement over the past few months, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland being one of the most notable names. However, judging from the inevitable exorbitant transfer fee, not to mention the shenanigans that Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola will bring, it may be wiser to focus on keeping Lewandowski rather than going after a new player. After all, Lewandowski is in the form of his life, so it would make little sense to try and look for a replacement.
The only factor that might hinder a contract extension would be Lewandowski’s age - the striker will be 35 once his contract expires. However, we’ve seen the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo play at the top level at their ripe old ages, and considering the utmost care that Lewandowski puts into his body and career, imagining he can do the same isn’t too far-fetched.
While this is just a single piece of information, and we’ll have to wait for more news confirming it, it’s nevertheless reassuring that Lewandowski wants to spend more years at Bayern, and potentially end his career in Munich.