Robert Lewandowski is reportedly prepared to leave Bayern Munich this summer, as negotiations over a new contract fail to match the striker’s expectations.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Poland international will be willing to leave the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season unless a new contract is agreed, even though his existing deal does not expire until June 2023.
Robert Lewandowski Willing to Leave Bayern Munich in New Contract Dispute
Striker Will Only Stay in Munich if he is Awarded a New Deal
The terms of Lewandowski’s current contract in Bavaria are viewed as unsatisfactory by the player and his camp, especially given the 33-year-old’s continuing goalscoring prowess for the club.
Lewandowski has hit 337 goals in 365 games for Bayern Munich, having joined the club on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in July 2014.
Lewandowski’s exploits in Munich will surely see the striker remembered as one of the greatest free transfers in football history, even if he does not see out his career with the 30-time Bundesliga champions.
Why Lewandowski Would Have Numerous Options if he Left Bayern Munich
If Lewandowski were to leave Bayern Munich this summer, he could expect to have a raft of clubs queuing up for his signature. Even at 33 years of age, he has showed no signs of slowing down, and clubs would be able to negotiate a cut-price transfer for a player with only a year left of his contract.
Recently, BILD Sport Head of Football Christian Falk reported that Manchester United would be interested in making a move for Lewandowski if contract negotiations between the player and Bayern Munich continued to be unsuccessful. The Red Devils are expected to look for a new striker this summer, with Edinson Cavani likely to leave Old Trafford.
Manchester City may also be on the hunt for a new goalscorer in the summer. The Premier League leaders failed in their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur‘s Harry Kane last year, and manager Pep Guardiola knows all about Lewandowski’s talents, having worked with the player during his time in charge at Bayern.
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