Robert Lewandowski has made his stance clear that his time at Bayern Munich is ‘over’, and that he will leave the Bundesliga giants this summer amid interest from Barcelona.

Bayern Munich’s wantaway superstar Robert Lewandowski has provided another fresh update on his future as he attempts to force through a move out of Bavaria amidst links to Barcelona. The 33-year-old has previously said that he will not be renewing his contract with the Bundesliga champions and is believed to have accepted personal terms with Barcelona.

The Catalan club have already tabled a €32 million offer this past week and are still waiting for a response to their offer. But Bayern are adamant that they will not let their top scorer leave, with president Herbert Hainer previously insisting that they would not sanction an exit before his contract expires in the summer of 2023.

However, the striker has now made his stance clear that he has no interest in staying on at the German side for another season and has urged the club to make the right decision and sell him rather than lose him for free next year.

Speaking to the reporters at the pre-match press conference ahead of Poland’s UEFA Nations League encounter with Wales (h/t Goal), he said: “My story at Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good cooperation. Bayern is a serious club and I hope they will not keep me just because they can. A transfer is the best solution for all parties.”

With the apparent contract standoff with Bayern Munich, the speculation around Lewandowski, the two-time FIFA Best Men’s Player winner, and his future has reached insurmountable proportions. The writing already appeared to be on the wall that Lewandowski would not be staying at Bayern Munich for long. But, if there was any doubt, this statement will put even more pressure on the Germans to grant his wish.

And should Lewandowski walk away from Bayern, he would do so with a remarkable record and an unmatched legacy, having scored 344 goals in 374 matches for the Bavarian giants, winning the Bundesliga in all eight seasons since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 as well as the Champions League in 2020.

Not to mention, he broke Bayern legend Gerd Muller’s record for goals in a single Bundesliga season in 2020/21 (41), while he has scored more than 40 goals in all competitions in each of his previous seven seasons. So, it is expected that his comments would spark the interest of a number of European elites, who will see an opportunity to sign one of the world’s best strikers.

Barcelona, though, appear to be leading the chase to sign him. But the Catalans are in a precarious financial situation, with the club apparently unable to register free signings Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie. So, whether they afford one of the world’s renowned strikers on extravagant wages remains to be seen.

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