For the last seven seasons or so since moving to the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski has carved out a reputation for himself as one of Europe’s deadliest strikers, and he only seems to get better with age.
Since the start of the 2015/16 season, only Lionel Messi (75) and Luis Suarez (72) have scored more goals in Europe’s top five leagues than Lewandowski (70) – a remarkable return.
However, it seems as if the 29-year-old’s time in the Bundesliga will be coming to an end in 2018.
There have been rumblings of discontent coming from the Pole’s camp in recent months, the first of which came at the end of last season when the Independent claimed that Lewandowski is frustrated with life at Bayern after his agent, Maik Barthel, revealed the striker is angry with his fellow players and coaches around the Allianz Arena. Barthel told Kicker
Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach gave no call to help him in the last game to win the top-scorer title.
He was disappointed as I have never seen him before. He really hoped that the team would support him proactively.
Lewandowski believed he wasn’t supported enough in his pursuit of the Golden Boot after finishing one goal being Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the scoring ranks, which sparked links to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, which prompted the Bundesliga champions to release a statement saying he was going nowhere. The striker leads the goalscoring charts this season with 12 goals in 11 games, and you can find great football betting odds on him to fire Bayern to the league title again this season.
In the aftermath, Lewandowski criticised the club’s transfer policy during the summer which prompted former player Stefan Effenberg to encourage the club to sell the striker at the earliest opportunity.
All the comments and rumours about his future haven’t stopped him from continuing his fine form since joining the club on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, netting 16 goals in 17 game across all competitions, which equates to a goalscoring rate of a goal every 91 minutes he plays. Check out these sports betting tips ahead of the weekend’s football.
Despite a lack of options to replace him in the squad, coupled with his prolific form, it does seem as if Bayern Munich are ready to sell the striker who has intentions of moving on himself.
According to Don Balon, Bayern will look to sell Lewandowski next summer when his price is at it’s highest. The Poland international is believed to be keen on a new experience and has highlighted either a move to a top Premier League team or a transfer to Real Madrid as his next move. Both Chelsea and Manchester United want to bring him to the Premier League.
Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi and Arsenal’s club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette have both been touted as replacements for Lewandowski.
Turning 30 next August, Lewandowski doesn’t have many more years at the top left in him, if history is anything to go by, and Bayern know this which is why they’re now shockingly open to letting their star man leave. Time will tell whether a blockbuster move will materialise.