Robert Lewandowski claims to have been 'cheated' by Borussia Dortmund management
The striker was speaking to Polish newspapers when he claimed that promises made by the club have not been maintained
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Robert Lewandowski has spoken of his disappointment with the Borussia Dortmund management, claiming that promises that were made to him have been broken.
The striker pushed for a move to Bayern Munich, but Dortmund chose to reject any bid they made after they plucked Mario Gotze from among their ranks before the end of the season.
The Champions League runners-up chose to hold on to the Pole and allow his contract to expire next summer, meaning he will likely join Bayern on a free transfer.
He featured in the 4-2 German Super Cup victory over Bayern last weekend, and the club had hoped that his appearance would dismiss any speculation over his initial future.
But Lewandowski, who has been the spearhead of the Westphalians attack since he joined in 2010, has told Polish newspapers FAKT and Rzeczpospolita that he feels “cheated” by their conduct this summer.
It emerged that he claims to have been promised €6m plus bonuses if he was to see out his contract, but that he never received the money.
"This is a little bit strange, not so German" Lewandowski is quoted as saying in TZ. "We are acting normally, and Borussia's management is not."
"I always give it my all," Lewandowski said. "That they keep me is not fair."
It was reported last month by ESPN that Lewandowski and his agent had turned down the pay rise, thought to be in the region of €6m.
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