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I’m close to a contract extension, says Lewandowski

The Polish striker confirmed the news after his brace led Bayern Munich to a 3-1 win over local rivals Augsburg. The new deal is likely to tie him to the club until 2021.

I’m close to a contract extension, says Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in football: that he’s close to signing a contract extension at Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski to sign new Bayern deal

The Polish striker, widely considered one of the best forwards in world football, confirmed the news following his side’s 3-1 win over local rivals Augsberg. Lewandowski scored twice after being held goalless in his last five appearances.

I don’t think it will take long, but we just need to be patient,” he told reporters after the game. “I haven’t signed anything yet. When we’ve found some solutions we’ll let you all know.”

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Lewandowski, now in his third season at Bayern since joining from rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014, appears willing to spend the best years of his career at the Allianz Arena despite the almost-guaranteed summer interest from a number of Europe’s other top clubs. The new deal will reportedly tie him to Bayern until 2021.