Robert Lewandowski explains Bayern Munich exit & urges club to let him leave

Lewandowski has no intention of playing for Bayern again
Lewandowski has no intention of playing for Bayern again / Martin Rose/GettyImages

Robert Lewandowski has reiterated his desire to leave Bayern Munich this summer, revealing that his passion for the club has waned.

The prolific Pole still has a year left to run on his contract in Bavaria but he has already publicly expressed his wish to move on from the Allianz Arena after eight years, amid strong interest from Barcelona.

However, Bayern are determined to keep hold of their man while he is still under contract, leading to something of a war of words in the media involving the club's hierarchy.

In yet another interview, Lewandowski has now expanded on his comments and the reasons behind his desire to leave Die Roten.

"I am leaving because I want more emotions in my life," he told Polish outlet Onet Sport.

"They didn't want to listen to me until the end. Something inside me went out. And it is impossible to get over it. Even if you want to be professional, you can't make up for it."

When asked what exactly in him had been extinguished and whether it was enthusiasm, emotion, enthusiasm or a willingness to give his whole self to the cause, the 33-year-old replied: "Well, I think it goes in that direction."

The striker continued to criticise his treatment by Bayern and their failure to grant his wish of an exit thus far.

"If you have been in the club for so many years, you were always ready, you were available, despite the injuries and pain you gave your best, I think it will be best to find a good solution for both sides. And not to look for a one-sided decision," Lewandowski added.

"It does not make sense. Not after this time. I would understand if I had been playing here for 2-4 years, but after such a successful path and readiness and support on my part, loyalty and respect are probably more important than business."

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The veteran Poland international was also adamant that he saw no value in the club forcefully keeping him.

"What for?" he said. "What kind of player will then want to come to Bayern knowing that something like this could happen to him? Where are the loyalty and respect then?

"I have always been ready, I have spent eight beautiful years here, I have met so many wonderful people and I would like it to stay that way."