Robert Lewandowski close to signing new contract at Bayern Munich

According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich is close to agreeing on to a contract renewal with Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern Munich wants to make big changes to the first-team squad this summer.  Along with keeping their important players, the Bundesliga champions are also keen on signing some of the best young talents.

Robert Lewandowski has been one of the most consistent players for Die Roten in the past five seasons. The Polish striker is Bayern’s talismanic figure in the attack and will continue to play a pivotal role in the club’s success for at least a couple more years.

The Bavarians have decided to reward Lewandowski’s performances by handing him a new contract extension. According to Sky Sports, Lewandowski and Bayern are close to agreeing on to a new contract. This report further adds that his new contract will expire in 2023. The Polish striker is expected to put pen on paper soon as only minor details need to be sorted.

Bayern Munich bagged the deal of this decade when they managed to sign Lewandowski on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. The Pole has scored a mammoth 191 goals in 242 appearances for the Bavarian club. He has won five Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal with Die Roten till now.

A new contract for Lewandowski looked an unlikely development last summer as he was agitating for a move away from the club. The Polish striker’s agent publicly admitted that his client wants a new adventure at this stage of his career. Real Madrid was tipped as the destination for Lewandowski but the Spanish club didn’t make any concrete approach to sign him. Moreover, Bayern had no plans to sell the Polish striker at any cost.

Lewandowski was reportedly unhappy with Bayern’s lack of support during his tough period in 2017/18 season. The two parties eventually sorted the problems and Lewandowski once again ended as club’s top scorer last season. He completely feels settled now and would be open to ending his career in Bavaria.

After the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, Bayern will hope that Lewandowski becomes the leader of the attack. There is no doubt that he will score goals consistently next season, but he will also have a major role in helping the younger forwards on and off the pitch. It will be the start of a new era at Bayern and Lewandowski is set to be the major part of this squad for the next few years.