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Robert Lewandowski ready to leave Bayern Munich for new challenge

Jamie Spencer
Robert Lewandowski is thinking about a future away from Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski is thinking about a future away from Bayern Munich / Lars Baron/Getty Images

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is keen to seek a new challenge and wants to join another ‘top’ European club within the next couple of years.

The prolific Pole has scored 297 goals in just 331 appearances for Bayern since joining as a free agent from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, stepping his numbers up to another level in the last two years – he has scored 103 goals in only 87 games since the start of 2019/20 alone.

But with this now his eighth season in Munich, Lewandowski is considering his next move and what he still wants to achieve before calling time on his career.

Sky Sports report that while not unhappy ay Bayern, Lewandowski has the ambition of joining another of Europe’s elite sides before the age of 35. That is unlikely to happen any time soon, however, with the club valuing him at the equivalent of more than £100m.

That valuation is likely to price the player, who turns 33 in the coming days, out of a transfer this summer or before the end of his contract in the summer of 2023.

Bayern are believed not to have offered a new contract that would seek to extend his stay or preserve a transfer value beyond that time, although it may be considered more difficult for Lewandowski to command the big move he wants given he will be almost 35 by then.

It is said to be a source of frustration for Lewandowski that Bayern are unwilling to sell him for a realistic price, although crucially it is not expected to affect his relationship with the club.

Lewandowski has picked up where he left off in the 2020/21 season, netting Bayern's equaliser against Gladbach on the opening day of the Bundesliga season, before netting a brace in the 3-1 win over Dortmund in the German Super Cup.

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