A showdown to come between Bayern and Robert Lewandowski? According to several German media, the Polish striker refused an extension with the Bavarian club. « Goal machine Robert Lewandowski will leave the club no later than the summer of 2023assures the daily Sport Bild. In recent weeks, the best FIFA 2021 player told his Bayern bosses that he would not extend his contract, which is still valid for one year. » The Sport1 site, citing its own sources, confirmed this information.
Let him go free in 2023 or sell him this summer?
Until now, Bayern leaders have always said they refused to part with their 33-year-old star player (343 goals in the Bavarian jersey since 2014). But not selling him this summer would mean letting him go without compensation next summer, German media note.
According to the European press, Lewandowski has recently been in contact with FC Barcelona. Catalan coach Xavi, however, felt that this transfer would be “complicated”, due to the financial situation of the Catalan club.