Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski wants a move away from the club this summer, according to his new agent Pini Zahavi.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Bayern Munich’s Polish forwars. Robert Lewandowski switched his agents a few months ago; well-known negotiator Pini Zahavi is now the agent of the prolific striker. The Israeli agent has been involved in many high profile transfers in the past decade, including Neymar’s shock transfer last summer.
Bayern Munich have always maintained the stance that the Robert Lewandowski will not be sold this summer. In an interview with SportBild, though, Zahavi affirmed that his client wants to leave Bayern Munich. However, he didn’t reveal the clubs which Lewandowski would like to join.
“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career. The managers of Bayern know about it.
“Robert’s motives are not money or a specific club, because almost all the top clubs would like to have the best striker in the world in their ranks.”
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Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Lewandowski over past few months. The player has always admired los Blancos and would no doubt fancy a move to Madrid.
SportBild’s report suggests that Zahavi is eager to help Bayern Munich find a replacement for Lewandowski. They report that Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani could be involved in a swap deal for the Polish forward, for example.
Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich in 2014 on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund. Since then he has scored a staggering 151 goals for Bayern in all competitions. In his past three season at the club he has finished with 40-plus goals in all competitions. He has won four Bundesliga titles and one DFB Pokal during his time in Bavaria.
Bayern Munich have not won the Champions League during his time at the club. Lewandowski dreams about winning the European title. The German club failed to reach Champions League final this season, though, after a narrow defeat against Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
Lewandowski was widely criticized for his performances in the two legs against los Blancos. There were reports about him being poor in training toward the end of the season as well. However, Jupp Heynckes dismissed this claim and backed Lewandowski to do well at Bayern next season.
Zahavi’s comments will probably anger Bayern, but they need to resolve the situation sooner rather than later. The Bavarians will be hoping for a bidding war to get the most money out of this deal. Cavani has been prolific for PSG, but he will turn 32 next season. So it will be better if Bayern get a younger striker to replace Lewandowski.