Bayern Munich recently announced the extension of their partnership with Japanese entertainment company Konami, and the promotional video had all their players except Robert Lewandowski.
The 30-year-old has been one of the players carrying the team since he joined eight years ago but has revealed that he wants to leave this summer.
According to Robert Lewandowski, his time at Bayern Munich has come to an end and his desire to leave has brought a lot of controversies.
Note that Bayern Munich have been in partnership with Konami since 2019 and this has given them access to the club’s legends, players, and activities.
Hence, the new extension between both parties featured top players like Thomas Muller, Alphonso Davies, and Serge Gnabry alongside the eFootball series developers but Robert Lewandowski wasn’t present.
The Poland captain has been one of their best players throughout the year which makes it almost impossible to leave him out of such a commercial.
While announcing the contract renewal with KONAMI, Bayern Munich’s board member for marketing, Andreas Jung, said: “The partnership with KONAMI is of great importance to us because this market is booming and is particularly popular with the young fans.
“We love football and this collaboration offers the ideal opportunity to play the game virtually with our fans around the world and connect everyone in this way.
“KONAMI translates as ‘small wave’ – and we have already been able to create a big wave together in the first years of our partnership. We want to continue surfing it. We are looking forward to the future.”
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The 33-year-old striker has been open about his desire to accept a fresh challenge this summer outside of Munich. He has scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, helping them win eight Bundesliga championships and a Champions League trophy, but he wants to live somewhere else before hanging up his boots.
Although Lewandowski has told his current employers of his desire to transfer, no exit has yet been authorized. La Liga giants Barcelona are said to be in the lead for the Polish international’s signature, but money is tight at Camp Nou. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the prolific striker and he might be hijacked from Barcelona if they fail to finalize the deal.
Bayern Munich on the other hand are reluctant to let go of their hitman because he still has a year left in his contract and the club has made it known that they still need him.