Worsburg, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Saturday that the Polish star had rejected the club’s offer to extend his contract and “he wanted to do something else.”
The 33-year-old Lewandowski’s deal with Bayern will be renewed for another season, but he has urged the club to consider any offers received in the interim.
“Yes, I have a year left on my contract,” Lewandowski said after scoring his 35th Bundesliga goal of the season in Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. “If there is an offer, we have to think about it, and the same for the club. Both sides have to think about the future. I can’t say any more. We have to see what happens.”
Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but Salihamidzic says the Spanish club has no links and Bayern are under no obligation to sell.
“Leva is under contract until next summer. It’s a fact,” Salihamidzic said.
When asked how Bayern’s position needed to change, he replied: “I’m not worried about that because our position has always been clear.”
Broadcaster Sport1 reports that Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi and Barcelona have verbally agreed a three-year contract, with the club awaiting a transfer fee from Bayern that may be considered for a deal.
Lewandowski has scored 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga games for Bayern and former club Dortmund.
He was the league’s top scorer for the fifth straight season and seventh overall. Last year he broke the old Bundesliga scoring record with 41 seasons.
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Stuttgart striker Sasha Karajjic have been touted as possible replacements for Bayern’s Polish striker.
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