May 25, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Borussi Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp during the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthias Hangst/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Bayern Munich, Claudio Pizarro agree on a contract extension

Peruvian striker, Claudio Pizarro and Bayern Munich have agreed on a new extension, which will see the goal-scoring-forward stay in Germany for another season. Pizarro told Sky Sports, “I am very proud to be able to play for FC Bayern again next year, there is no better club in the world for me.”

While Pizarro hasn’t made too many appearances of late, the 35-year-old scored ten goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances last season, averaging a goal every 68 minutes last year, for the Bundesliga champions.

Pizarro will likely play a bench role again next year, with prolific Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski joining on a free transfer at the end of the season, from rivals, Borussia Dortmund.

The Peruvian forward is the Bundesliga’s ninth, top goalscorer in Bundesliga history, and the most potent overseas player to every play in Germany, with a total of 176 goals.

Bayern made a statement upon the new deal,  “Claudio proved once again this season how big a goal scoring threat he is, and how important he is for the team,” said Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We’re delighted we can continue to count on him and his performances.”

Pizarro, who played for English side Chelsea for a while, has spent most of his career in Germany, and has lifted the DFB-Pokal five times, and has even lifted the Club world cup, twice, and the UEFA super cup once.


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