Robert Lewandowski will not sign new contract at Bayern



Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowksi has declared he would not sign a new deal after the club stated his desire to depart.


Hasan Salihamidzic, the director, claimed the Pole had told him he wanted to leave once his contract expired in June.


Lewandowski said: “I told the club that if an offer comes in, then we have to think about it – also for the club.

“We have to find the best solution for both sides.”

He added: “I won’t sign a new contract.”


After scoring in Bayern’s final Bundesliga match of the season, a 2-2 draw away at Wolfsburg, Lewandowski, the winner of the past two Fifa player of the year awards, was speaking.

Since joining Bayern in 2014, he has scored 344 goals in 374 appearances, becoming him the club’s second-highest scorer behind Gerd Muller.

Salihamidzic said the striker, who is also the Bundesliga’s second-highest goal scorer after Muller, would not be allowed to depart.


“Our position has not changed,” he said. “The fact is he has a contract to 30 June, 2023.”


Lewandowski has won the Bundesliga in all eight seasons since joining Bayern from Borussia Dortmund, as well as the Champions League in 2019-20.

With 43 goals in 34 games last season, Lewandowski eclipsed Muller’s 49-year record for most Bundesliga goals in a calendar year.

Going into Bayern’s last Bundesliga game of the season, away to Wolfsburg on Saturday, he has 49 goals in 45 games in all competitions.