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Claudio signs

Pizarro agrees new one-year deal

Claudio Pizarro resumed training after his summer vacation yesterday, and today tied up a new deal to stay with Bayern for another season. Prior to the squad's departure for the Trentino training camp, the Peru international put his name to a one-year contract with the treble winners. The club and the player had agreed terms be few weeks ago, with the striker officially signing the contract on Thursday morning.

“I'm 34, so nothing better could happen to me than to sign a contract with Bayern Munich," said the man who is the leading non-German goalscorer in Bundesliga history and is up to 112 goals in 281 appearances for FCB. The new campaign will be his eighth with Munich, “and I'm convinced we'll have a good year together," he said.

Pizarro has already exchanged views with new coach Pep Guardiola. “We've had a talk. He was delighted he could speak Spanish with me," quipped the Peruvian, who has no fixed plans once his contract ends next summer: “I can't say what might happen a year from now. But I'm feeling good, and I want to play football for as long as possible."