Robert Lewandowski says the fact that Bayern Munich are clearly planning for their long-term future could entice him to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga champions.
The 27-year-old Poland international signed a five-year deal at the Allianz Arena when he switched from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, but he has been attracting interest from all around Europe after scoring 30 goals in 31 appearances this season.
Lewandowski admitted he was disappointed to hear that manager Pep Guardiola was leaving Bayern this summer and there has been plenty speculations linking the striker with a move to England.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also among the proposed suitors if Lewandowski elects to move on, but he says there remains plenty of appeal in staying with Bayern.
“I know that there is interest from abroad, but I can very well imagine putting pen to paper on a new deal here because of the super team and the good cooperation, because the club is known to honour good performances,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
His Bayern team-mates Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Xabi Alonso were all handed new deals in December by the club and that has not escaped Lewandowski’s notice.
He clearly feels it is important they are preparing for life after Guardiola in the right way, with Carlo Ancelotti already confirmed as the Spaniard’s replacement.
He added: “The new deals for Boateng and Muller were a good sign that FC Bayern can keep their star players despite the money in England.”
Bayern tackle last season’s beaten finalists Juventus in Turin in the Champions League last-16 first-leg next week as Guardiola looks to sign off with European success.
Bayern are 2.50 to win in Italy while Juventus are 2.88 and the draw is 3.00.