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Lewandowski: ‘My Bayern story has come to an end’

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has said that his story with Bayern Munich is over and he could not imagine staying on with the German champions.

“One thing is certain today – my story with Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good cooperation,” Lewandowski said on Monday during a news conference on international duty.

“I realise a transfer will be the best solution for both sides.”

Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said earlier this month that Lewandowski informed the club’s boss that he wanted to leave, confirming reports the Bundesliga’s second-highest all-time scorer could be on his way out despite having a contract until 2023.

The 33-year-old striker previously told Polish broadcaster Eleven Sports it would be “hard to know if I’ll still be playing for Bayern next season.”

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Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz said: “It looks today that Bayern will use this year of contract and Robert will have to stay. The sooner it is sorted out the better for Robert because he will have his head clear and will focus on the work”.

“I am sure that a new impulse in the form of a change of league and surroundings will have only good effects on Robert and he will be able to pursue his dreams”.

Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, and Barcelona have reportedly verbally agreed on a three-year deal but Bayern has been firm in its stance that the player is not for sale.

Lewandowski joined in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund and has won the Bundesliga every year since then as well as the Champions League in 2020. 

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