Bayern chief issues blunt verdict on Lewandowski transfer amid Barcelona links
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a summer transfer exit away from the Allianz Arena, with Barcelona and Chelsea both linked with interest in the Polish forward Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has said that he and the German champions are not prepared to lose striker Robert Lewandowski before his contract expires next summer. The Polish striker’s deal is due to end in the summer of 2023 having spent the last eight seasons at Bayern, scoring a staggering 238 goals in 253 Bundesliga appearances for the side, who won a 10th consecutive league title earlier this year. Lewandowski, 33, has already outlined his intentions not to extend his contract beyond next year at the Allianz Arena, despite a stellar spell that has so far seen him win the Golden Boot award in Germany’s top flight six times.
With the veteran keen to move on from the German side, he has been heavily linked with a summer transfer switch. However, speaking about Lewandowski’s future, Kahn, who made 632 appearances in goal for Bayern between 1994 and 2008, dismissed a question of how much it would cost to let Lewandowski leave this summer, insisting that he will see out the duration of his contract. Where will Robert Lewandowski be playing his football next season? Have your say in the comments section. Bayern were convincing winners of the Bundesliga this season, finishing eight points clear of Lewandowski’s former club Borussia Dortmund, who came second in the table.
Lewandowski ended the campaign with a staggering 35 league goals from just 34 league appearances. During the 2021/22 season, 19 of Lewandowski’s goals in the league came on the road, setting a new record for the highest number of away league goals in the same campaign. Third in the Bundesliga scoring list this term was Dortmund star Erling Haaland, who ended the campaign with 22 league goals. Lewandowski’s exit from Bayern, whether it be this summer or next, is likely to see him leave Germany, having spent the last 12 years in the country after leaving Lech Poznan in 2010, playing for Dortmund for four years before joining Bayern.
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