Munich - The Bundesliga’s all-time top foreign goalscorer Claudio Pizarro will have another season to add to his tally after the 34-year-old Peruvian striker signed a one-year contract extension with treble-winners FC Bayern Munich.
“Let’s win a few more trophies”
“I’m 34 - I couldn’t have asked for anything better to happen to me than signing another contract with Bayern Munich. I’m convinced that we’ll enjoy another good year together,” explained Pizarro.
Shortly before the record titleholders trip to their training camp in Trentino on Thursday, the Bundesliga veteran tweeted a picture of himself putting pen to paper on his new deal alongside Bayern’s Chief Financial Officer Jan-Christian Dreesen. “Is this not super! I’m absolutely delighted. Let’s win a few more trophies. Mia san mia,” tweeted the striker.
For the Peruvian international next season will represent his ninth in Munich. Having played for the Bavarian giants between 2001 and 2007, Pizarro returned to the club from SV Werder Bremen in 2012. The technically-gifted frontman has made a total of 353 Bundesliga appearances for Werder and Bayern, scoring 166 goals, a league-leading statistic for a foreign player in both categories.
Pizarro, who scored six goals in 20 appearances for the treble-winners last season, returned to training on Wednesday and spent a long time talking to new head coach Pep Guardiola. “He was pleased to be able to talk Spanish with me,” chuckled the Peruvian, who has not spent much time dwelling of his future. “I can’t possibly tell you what’s going to happen in a year’s time, but I feel good and want to play football for as long as possible.”