Robert Lewandowski's agent 'confirms' the forward's transfer to Bayern Munich
Monday 27 May 2013
The agent for Robert Lewandowski said Monday the Borussia Dortmund striker will transfer to Bayern Munich in a matter of weeks.
Asked Monday on Poland's TVN24 whether Lewandowski is moving to Munich, agent Cezary Kucharski simply replied: "Yes." He said that talks between the clubs are under way, but that nothing had been signed.
The 24-year-old Lewandowski remained tight-lipped about his plans after Dortmund's loss to Bayern in the Champions League final on Saturday, but outgoing Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes hinted after the game that the Polish striker is joining the Bundesliga champions.
Kucharski said Lewandowski is "curious to get to know a new club and new life."
Lewandowski was the second best scorer in the German league this season with 24 goals in 31 games. He scored all four goals in a 4-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals.
He has another season on his contract with Dortmund. Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke reacted angrily to Heynckes' apparent indiscretion after the final and said Dortmund had not received a formal transfer request from Bayern. Watzke had initially set a deadline of May 15 for offers for Lewandowski.
Dortmund has a dilemma: either let Lewandowski go now for a fat transfer fee or see him leave for free once his contract is over.
If Lewandowski were to leave, Dortmund would prefer to see him go to a foreign club rather than join the Bundesliga rival, which has already lured one of its other stars, the highly talented midfielder Mario Goetze.
Goetze, however, had an exit clause in his contract that Lewandowski doesn't have.
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