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Bayern Munich forward says he wants to leave club

The Bavarian striker has expressed his desire to seek newer pastures to the club, a news that is sending shockwaves in Munich and beyond

In what’s a really flabbergasting news for the fans, Robert Lewandowski has apparently told Bayern Munich that he wishes to leave the club this summer. The Pole finished his fourth year in Bayern Munich, and now seeks newer pastures in his career, especially with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and even Chelsea after his signature.

With growing links to European champions Real Madrid, the former Dortmund hitman may be on his way to the Spanish capital. But his agent Pini Zahavi has confirmed the story while speaking to SportBild. He said, “Robert feels that he needs a change and a new challenge in his career. Those responsible for the running of Bayern have been informed.”

Lewandowski’s future has been a hot subject of transfer since the turn of the year with Real Madrid in particular linked to the player incessantly. Even though the club haven’t made their interest official, it is believed they would table a deal for him as they look for reinforcements in the summer after another below-par domestic campaign.

But it isn’t for the fat cheques that he would draw at Santiago Bernabeu, for which he’s moving, according to the agent. “Robert’s motives are not money or that he wants to leave for one club in particular, as almost every top club would like to have the best striker of the world in their side.”

Lewandowski and Zahavi, who brokered Neymar’s record-setting move to PSG last year, came together on February and ever since, the rumor mill is rife with links to Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG too. The 29-year old picked up his fourth consecutive Bundesliga trophy and a third Golden Boot for finishing as the league’s most prolific once again.

He’s scored 151 goals in 195 appearances for Bayern since joining them in 2015, but it’s the Champions League glory that continues to elude him. SportBild are going to publish the news tomorrow in their print edition. And even though Bayern are currently tight-lipped on the issue, they may have to pull out all stops to retain him if it’s confirmed. But massive developments can be expected soon.

Author’s Take

If it’s true, then Lewandowski may really be on his way to Real Madrid. And that shouldn’t be surprising. He’s was always touted to join the Merengues someday and after another European heartbreak, maybe he has called his time in Bavarian.

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