Bixente Lizarazu has agreed to extend his stay with Bayern Munich for another year.

The 33-year-old defender signed the one-year contract had the option of becoming a free agent at the end of the season but chose to remain in Munich.

“Becoming a free agent was an opportunity for me to change (clubs) or to find out if they still needed me at Bayern,” he said.

“The club asked me what I wanted to do and I felt they were happy with me and the job I have done for the last six years.Few foreign players stay at Bayern for so long, and I’m very proud of this.”