Lewandowski confirms Bayern departure: Barcelona and Chelsea on alert

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner 14 May 2022 21:50 CEST 3 min read
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 2021/22

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has admitted that he will not renew his contract with the club, which expires in 2023.

Amid transfer rumours linking the Poland international star with a move to Barcelona or Chelsea, he has further added that he likely played his final game for the club on Saturday against Wolfsburg.

In fitting fashion, Lewandowski found the net for FCB in a 2-2 draw to round out their season, striking just before the half-time interval after Josip Stanisic had given them the lead. It was his 35th goals in 34 Bundesliga matches this season, while it was also his 344th in 374 matches in all competitions for the club.

Speaking to ViaPlay Sport Poland, he admitted it was likely his last, stating: “It's very possible that this was my last game for Bayern. I cannot say that at 100%, but it may have been my last. We want to find the best solution for me and for the club.”

No new contract, says Lewandowski

Previously, Lewandowski had told the German media that he had no intention of extending his deal with the club.

“I can confirm that I spoke to Hasan Salihamidzic and informed him that the decision was made... and that I am not extending my contract with FC Bayern,” Lewandowski told Sky Sports.

“Both sides have to think about the future. It's best if we find the best solution for both sides.

“I told Salihamidzic that if an offer comes, then we have to think about it - also for the club. Both sides have to think about the future. That's all I can say.”

Lewandowski, Bayern

Lewandowski to Barcelona or Chelsea?

Barcelona have been the side most closely associated with a transfer for Lewandowski for several months, but there has also been interest lately from Chelsea, whose takeover is expected at the end of the May, allowing them to participate normally in the transfer market.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been touted as a possible destination if Kylian Mbappe departs the club.

Barca, though, are favourites, with head coach Xavi having talked up his abilities previously on Saturday.