Bayern Munich's prolific Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has said that his "story" with the club is over. He was twice Fifa 2020 and 2021 best player.
The 33-year old international stated that "One thing is certain today": his story with Bayern was over. He did not give any details about his future plans. He scored 344 goals in eight seasons for Bayern.
"After all that has occurred over the last few months, it's hard to imagine continuing good cooperation. He said that he understood that a transfer would be the best solution for both sides, but he did not provide further details. Robert Lewandowski stated, "I don’t believe Bayern will retain me simply because they have the right."
He had already stated two weeks ago that he wouldn't extend his current contract with Bavaria. It expires June 2023. This means that he could be free to leave next year without any compensation. Bavarians would have to sell him this summer if they wanted to make a profit.
"I told Hasan (Salihamidzic the sports director of Bayern editor’s note) that if an offering arrives, it will be studied, also for the club's interest," he stated on May 14th on Sky at the end of the Bundesliga season at Wolfsburg (2-2).
Bayern's Lewandowski won the 2020 Champions League, eight German league titles with Munich and his first two titles with Dortmund.
He also set a number of records in goalscoring, including the record for the most goals scored in a Bundesliga season. He scored 41 goals last season and broke a record that Germans believed would never be broken: The 40 goals of Gerd Müller, "Bombardier", in the 1971-72 season.
He is tied with KarimBenzema (86 goal) as the Champions League's third highest scorer. However, he still trails Cristiano Ronaldo (140 goals), and Lionel Messi (135 goals). Some media reports claim that FC Barcelona offered him 32 million euros for his recruitment.