Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that his Ba’yern Munich career is “over” as he looks set to end his ei’ght-year stint in Bavaria in the summer transfer window.
Lewandowski has reportedly told the Bun”desliga giants that he ‘won’t sign a new deal’ as he has already lin’ed up a new club, as Polish television channel TVP Sport recently claimed Barce’lona are in the driving seat to secure the player’s sign’ature. The 33-ye’ar-old striker is out of contract at Bayern in the summer of 2023 and the club a’re keen to avoid losing him as a free agent.
Last month, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn po’ured cold water on the suggestion that the Poland interna’tional wo’uld be leaving the club as he comes closer to entering the final 12 mo’nths of his contract. This prompted Barca boss Xavi to addre’ss the transfer rumours directly about the forward, who bagged a remar’kable 50 goal’s this term and has surpassed the 40-goal landmark in sev’en successive seasons.
However, Lewandowski’s latest com’ments appear to be an attempt from him to force an exit this summer and tha’t would almost certainly prompt Bayern into a weaker negotiating pos’ition with a tra’nsfer increasingly likely. Manchester United have also bee’n linked wi’th an ambitious move for the Poland international, althou’gh Barca are thought to be front-runners.
On Monday, Lewandowski confirmed he wou’ld move on this summer although did not name a definitive c’lub, in quotes carried by Diario Sport: “Am I optimistic about signing for Barca? It’s a b’ig question. I don’t like being in this situation. What is ce’rtain at the m’oment is that my career at Bayern is over.
“I don’t see any chance of contin’uing my car’eer at this club. Let’s see what we can do in the next two w’eeks, I don’t want to continue at the club and I would like to focus on Poland. After the Natio’ns League, we will have time to talk about the sit’uation, but I don’t s’ee any possibility to stay at Bayern.”
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