Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has confirmed his intention to leave the club this summer
The Polish international has been in negotiations with the Allianz Arena about extending his contract, which expires at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.
Lewandowski, who turns 34 in August and has spent nearly a decade playing in Germany, is rumoured to be looking for a fresh challenge, with Barcelona keeping an eye on him.
Bayern Munich had already indicated their intention to maintain Lewandowski and keep him within the terms of his contract next season.
However, according to Sky Germany, Lewandowski has told club officials that he wants to depart in the coming months rather than wait for his contract to expire.
According to Sport, Barcelona will grant the Poland international a four-year deal until 2026 since the club believes the model professional can still compete at the highest level despite being 33 years old.
Barca do not believe striking an agreement with the Ballon d’Or contender would be difficult, owing to president Joan Laporta’s close connection with the player’s agent, Pini Zahivi. Since leaving the man who brought him to German football, Cezary Kucharski, in 2010, the Israeli has represented Lewandowski.
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