Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he wishes to leave Bayern Munich in the summer amidst strong interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.
The future of Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowksi has been dominating the headlines of late. The 33-year-old will enter the final year of his contract with the German champions next month and has confirmed that he does not wish to sign an extension as he is keen on leaving the club and testing himself elsewhere.
Barcelona are pressing hard to secure the signing of Lewandowski as they are on the lookout for a world-class striker this summer. Reports of multiple meetings between the Catalan giants and the striker’s agent, Pini Zahavi, have been doing the rounds, with the Poland international believed to have even reached a three-year €9 million per season contract agreement with Barcelona already.
However, Bayern Munich are holding firm on their stance of not wanting to sell Lewandowski even if it means that they lose him for free one year down the line. With the situation still developing, Lewandowski has now issued an update on his future, confirming that a clearer picture of his next step could emerge in the coming days.
Speaking to Sky Germany (h/t Goal), he said: “I think the time will come soon to give more information about it. I’ll be able to say more about it soon.”
Barcelona are still working on it with his agent Pini Zahavi, three year deal already agreed… waiting for Bayern. pic.twitter.com/46Gb6D5Aeo
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2022
Further elaborating on the matter to Eleven Sports (h/t Goal), Lewandowski confirmed that he does not see himself playing for Bayern Munich next season, saying: “It depends on several factors. I think my situation is clear and there’s no point in talking about it. It’s hard to say if I will still play for Bayern next season.”
It is evident that Lewandowski has his heart set on an exit in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, Bayern Munich are known to play hardball in the market and are unlikely to change their stance until they find an adequate replacement for the former Borussia Dortmund striker.
The Bundesliga champions are closing in on the capture of Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in a deal worth €30 million. Whether that prompts them to sanction Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona will be interesting to see.