Lewandowski contract nearly agreed

Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has welcomed the signing of Philippe Coutinho.

Robert Lewandowski has confirmed talks over his new contract at Bayern Munich are “95%” done.

The Poland forward has been with Bayern since making the move on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

He has scored 197 goals in 246 games for Bayern and is one of most decorated players in Europe having won the Bundesliga title seven times, five of them with Bayern.

He netted a hat trick for his side on Saturday as the reigning champions made light work of Schalke at the Veltins Arena.

Contract talks have been ongoing for most of the summer with Lewandowski yet to pen a new deal.

However, the 31-year-old has confirmed he is very close to extending his stay until 2023.

Lewandowski, when asked if the deal had been agreed, told Sky: “Not yet, maybe 95 per cent.”

Coach Niko Kovac says he is delighted to be retaining his services and has talked up the ability of his number nine.

“[His performance was] sensationally good, that’s what he’s there for,” the Croatian said. “That’s what he can do.

“He has already proved in the last five, six, seven years – I don’t know how long he has been in Germany – that he’s the best striker in the Bundesliga.

“Not only in the last game, but also today. His efficiency and accuracy are unique. We are glad that we have him and I hope that he will continue like this in the next weeks and months.”

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