Coutinho convinces Bayern star to rule out Prem move and sign new deal

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Serge Gnabry of Muenchen celebrates scoring the 4th goal with his team mates David Alaba (2nd R), Robert Lewandowski (2nd L) and Thiago Alcantara (L) during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 06, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Robert Lewandowski has been persuaded to sign a new contract at Bayern Munich due to one key reason, claim reports in Germany.

The Polish striker is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2021, but has been linked with a departure, following another successful season in front of goal for the Bundesliga champions.

However, Bild report that Lewandowski is set to commit his future to Bayern by signing a new four-year contract, which would keep him at Munich until 2023.

And the German source claim that Bayern’s signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona has been a big factor in convincing Lewandowski that his club will still be competitive.

Should the renewal be confirmed, it would mean Lewandowski would be expected to stay at Bayern until the age of 35, all but ending any hopes fans had of seeing him in the Premier League.

The former Borussia Dortmund hitman had been linked with Manchester United in recent months, while he has regularly been tipped to reunite with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool – although those future deals now look impossible.