Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski unlikely to leave in summer

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

After two summers of no speculation surrounding the future of Robert Lewandowski, the last few weeks have seen various reports in Europe linking the Polish striker to different clubs. Bayern Munich had stood firm when the Polish striker was agitating for a move away in 2018.

According to ESPN, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Lewandowski during the summer transfer window. This report insists that the Polish striker is undecided about his future, and it will take an offer of at least €60 million to bring Die Roten on the negotiation table. Paris Saint-Germain is also mentioned in this report, but a move to Paris depends on the future of Kylian Mbappe.

Lewandowski has been insisting in the last couple of years that he is finally settled in Bavaria. The 32-year-old striker also went on to say that he is open to retiring at the German club after winning the sextuple in the last 18 months.

The speculation around Lewandowski does feel like a move to put pressure on the German Champions for a new contract. The Polish striker’s current deal is set to end by 2023. Since he has been the best striker in the last couple of seasons, Lewandowski will be hoping for a new deal in the upcoming summer transfer window.

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Even if there is no breakthrough in negotiations or talks regarding a new deal in the near future, it is hard to see Rekordmeister allowing Lewandowski to leave in the summer. Moreover, Lewandowski is worth more than €60 million for the German Champions despite his age.

Moreover, there are very few players that can replace Lewandowski in the current setup at Die Roten. The Polish striker guarantees at least 40 goals every season across all competitions. The German club needs addition in other areas, so allowing Lewandowski to leave in the upcoming summer window doesn’t make sense.

Lewandowski recently admitted that he is excited about the prospect of playing under Julian Nagelsmann from next season. The young German manager is known for improving the output from strikers during his stint at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. It is going to be interesting to see how he gets even more output from the Polish striker.

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The immediate focus for Lewandowski will be on lifting the Bundesliga title with Die Roten this weekend. He needs five goals in three games to break Gerd Muller’s record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign. Even though speculation has intensified in the past few weeks, the immediate future of the Polish striker will be in Bavaria.