Robert Lewandowski has proclaimed his time at Bayern Munich “finished” and stated that he does not believe he would be held against his will by the club.
Robert Lewandowski has publicly announced that he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer. No more speculation, no more equivocation. The Polish striker revealed his departure from the club in an interview with the media. Some mistook the translator’s mistake for him saying, “Bayern is not a serious club,” however this is not the case; here are his exact words:
“My era at Bayern is gone,” Lewandowski stated at a press conference with Poland ahead of Wednesday’s Nations League match against Wales at home. I don’t think I’ll be able to play for this club much longer.”
The 33-year-old has been with Bayern since 2014 and is hoping for more flexibility in the transfer market. “Bayern is a serious club, and I believe they will not keep me – I no longer want to play there,” he explained. “The best option is to transfer. “I’m hoping they don’t put a halt to me.”
The sentence about “making me stay” relates to his one-year contract. According to rumours, Lewandowski wants to join Barcelona, which has launched a 30 million euro proposal this week. The Catalan club has yet to receive a response to their bid. The statement made by Lewy will put even more pressure on Bayern’s management to let the player go.
According to Bild reporter Tobias Altschaffl, the Erling Haaland story was the straw that broke the camel’s back in terms of “what happened in the last few months.” Bayern’s tenacious pursuit of the Norwegian is what prompted Lewandowski to make this decision, which might see the 50-goal striker depart the club after only two years.
Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn and director of sports Hasan Salihamidzic have declared that Lewandowski will not be allowed to leave the club until 2023. Earlier this month, Bayern Munich’s agent, Pini Zahavi, told Lewandowski’s agent not to insist on the contract.
“Of course they can keep Robert for another year; he has a contract until 2023,” Zahavi told Bild in Germany. He went on to say that Lewandowski’s problem isn’t a lack of cash.
“That’s the truth: he’s been feeling mistreated by those in power (at Bayern) for months. Robert, the person, has left FC Bayern, not Lewandowski, the player.
Zahavi expressed his desire that Bayern’s top brass “consider it again” and give Lewandowski the chance to “fulfil a lifelong goal and move to the club (Barcelona) he has always wished for.”
Lewandowski, a two-time winner of FIFA’s best male player award, has won every trophy possible since joining Bayern in 2014, including eight Bundesliga titles for a total of ten, two of which he won with ex-club Dortmund. In addition, he and Bayern Munich won the Champions League in 2020.
Lewandowski was the Bundesliga’s top scorer for the sixth year in a row last season, scoring 35 goals in Germany’s top flight.
Bayern Munich also confirmed the departure of France midfielder Corentin Tolisso, whose contract with the club had expired after five years. Stay Tuned with The Sportsway for more updates.