Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has reportedly informed the club that he will not be extending his contract and wants to join Barcelona this summer.
After an astonishing eight-year career at the Bundesliga giants, where he scored 343 goals in 374 appearances, the prolific Polish striker has been linked with a move away. His contract is up next summer, and there have been rumors that he might desire a change.
Lewandowski, according to Sky Germany, prefers to join Barcelona this summer rather than wait until the end of the 2022–23 season to become a free agent. He is alleged to have informed Bayern that he does not intend to renew his present contract and is seeking a new one.
It comes as Xavi desperately seeks a world-class striker for Barcelona. Last summer, the club was unable to offer their iconic player, Lionel Messi, a new deal, and he moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
During the January transfer window, Xavi, who was hired as manager in November, made former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang one of his first signings. Aubameyang has been a success at the Nou Camp, scoring 13 goals this season to tie Memphis Depay for the club’s leading scorer.
The Catalan giants, on the other hand, are significantly behind their main rivals, Real Madrid, who have won LaLiga and are 12 points ahead of Xavi’s team thanks to Karim Benzema.
This season, Lewandowski has been in superb form for Bayern Munich, scoring 49 goals in 45 games.
Since joining Bayern Munich from German rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014, Lewandowski has won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in the 2019-20 season.
After leading them to their fifth consecutive Bundesliga triumph this season, he is expected to be named the league’s top scorer for the fifth consecutive season. Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn stated on Amazon Prime last month.
In the next few weeks, we will be contemplating his future. He’s under contract until June 2023, and we’ll almost certainly keep him for another season. Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Erling Haaland allegedly angered Lewandowski before the Norwegian striker signed for Manchester City.