May 30, (THEWILL) – Robert Lewandowski has stated that he does not intend to return to Bayern Munich for the upcoming season.
After spending the previous eight years with the German champions, the 33-year-old has been linked with a move away this summer and he has now provided the clearest signal yet that he will be looking for a new team next season.
At a press conference while on international duty with Poland, Lewandowski revealed: “My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore. Bayern’s a serious club and I believe they won’t keep me, I don’t want to play there anymore. A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me.”
His stay in Germany was nothing short of extraordinary. In 374 appearances for Bayern Munich, he scored 344 goals. Every year at the club, he won the Bundesliga, and he also helped the team win the UEFA Champions League in 2020.
Top European teams are likely to be on high alert as a result of Lewandowski’s statements. Barcelona appear to be the frontrunners in the race to recruit the striker, although Lewandowski’s former agent, Maik Barthel, recently said that the Pole has always wanted to play for Real Madrid.