Robert Lewandowski publicly expressed this Saturday his desire to leave the Bayern Munich in the next transfer window after eight seasons and 344 goals with the Bavarian club.
Lewandowski rejects Bayern’s renewal and would play for Barcelona
The Polish striker did not give any indication about his eventual fate, even if the European press points to the Barcelona.
“I can confirm that I have informed Hasan Salihamidzic (Bayern’s sports director) that I have made my decision and will not renew my contract with Bayern Munich,” he declared on Sky after the last game of the Bundesliga season against wolfsburg (2-2), game in which he scored his 35th goal of the championship to finish, one more year, as the leader in the scorers table.
At the club since 2014, Lewandowski has a contract that expires at the end of June 2023, which means that the Bayern should let him out for free if he stays one more season.
“I have told Hasan that if an offer arrives, it will have to be studied, also in the interest of the team,” he added. “Both sides have to think about the future. I can’t say more. We want to find the best solution for the club and for me”.
The public announcement of Lewandowski he has surely caught his leaders by surprise, who until now had maintained that they had no intention of letting him out.
Bayern Munich gives in and puts a price on Robert Lewandowski
Just before the game Hasan Salihamidzic He repeated on Sky that he had his striker for the next season. Asked what he would do to replace him if he left, the sporting director was very relaxed: “I don’t worry about that, ‘Lewa’ has a contract until 2023,” he said.
the patron of the club, Oliver Kahndeclared in April that the Bayern He was not “crazy to the point of talking about the transfer of a player who scores between 30 and 40 goals per season.”
“In any case, we have Robert with us for another season,” added Kahn. “He knows what he owes Bayern and we know what we owe him.”
Heading to Barcelona?
The German press speaks of a verbal agreement between the agent of Lewandowski, Zahavi pinesand the Barcelona for a three-year contract.
The azulgrana team, in financial difficulties, could have problems finding the €40 million in which the transfer is valued, and to ensure the Pole a salary at the height of his talent.