WOLFSBOURG, Germany ( Associated Press) — Bundesliga leading scorer Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich.
Hasan Salihamidžić, the Bavarian team’s sporting director, said on Saturday that the Polish star had turned down the club’s offer to extend his contract, saying “he would like to do something else.”
The 33-year-old Lewandowski’s deal covers another season with Bayern, but the player has urged the team to consider any offers that come in the meantime.
“Yes, I have another year on my contract,” Lewandowski said after scoring his 35th goal of the season in a 2-2 draw between Bayern and Wolfsburg. “If an offer comes up, we have to think about it, also for the club. Both sides have to think about the future. I can’t say more, we’ll see what happens.”
Different journalistic versions have linked Lewandowski with Barcelona. However, Salihamidžić said that there has been no contact between the Spanish and German clubs. And he specified that Bayern would not be obliged in any way to sell.
“Lewa has a contract until the summer of next year. That is a fact,” said Salihamidžić.
On what it would take for Bayern’s position to change, the manager indicated: “I don’t worry about that, because our position has always been clear.”
The Sport1 channel reported that Pini Zahavi, Lewandowski’s agent, had reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona for three years, and the Catalan club was waiting for Bayern to give indications of what transfer fee they would consider to reach an agreement.
Lewandowski has 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga games for Bayern and his previous team, Borussia Dortmund.
He is the top scorer in the league for the fifth consecutive season and the seventh overall. He broke the record for goals in the Bundesliga for a season, scoring 41 last year.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Stittgart’s Saša Kalajdžić have been mentioned as potential replacements for the Pole at Bayern.