Bayern Munich have announced that Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the club until 2021.
The striker, who arrived on a free transfer from title rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014, has penned fresh terms and recommitted himself to the club until 2021.
The 28-year-old joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, has been in talks with the club in recent weeks over the renewal of a deal that was due to expire in 2019.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness stated last week he was “pretty sure” that Lewandowski would commit his future to the club, despite speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
And the striker, who on Monday was named the 16th-best player in Europe from France Football, says he is delighted to have brought rumours over his future to an end with a new four-and-a-half-year deal.
“I am very pleased that negotiations have led to a positive outcome and that I’ve still got a few years ahead at FC Bayern,” he told the club’s website.
“We still have some great objectives together.”
Lewandowski added via his official Twitter account: “This club gives me all i need to make my dreams come true! New challenges ahead of us!”
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said of the deal: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to come to a long-term agreement with Robert Lewandowski, one of the best strikers in the world.
“This means that we’ve ensured that one of the key players in our squad will continue wearing the FC Bayern kit over the coming years.” Deputy chairman of the board Jan-Christian Dreesen added: “They were intense but always respectful and fair discussions. I want to thank the representatives of Robert Lewandowski for the constructive negotiations.”
Lewandowski, who last week announced his wife Anna is expecting the pair’s first child, already has 19 goals in 22 games this season after a career-best return of 30 goals in 32 league games last term as Bayern sealed a record fourth consecutive top-flight title.