Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich and take on a ‘new challenge’, though hopes of a transfer have been hindered by the club’s £100m valuation.
Lewandowski is understood to be keen on a move to another leading European club after seven seasons at Bayern Munich, a period which has delivered seven consecutive Bundesliga titles and the Champions League amongst his major honours.
According to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old remains content at Bayern but is interested in a transfer, though Bayern’s £100m valuation of the forward makes a deal appear difficult.
The Poland international is currently contracted to the Bavarians until 2023 and Bayern have not yet offered the star an extension to his deal.
Lewandowski has scored a staggering 297 goals in just 331 appearances since signing for Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and last season broke the Bundesliga’s single season goal record after netting 41 goals in the league alone.
Real Madrid have previously been linked with the signing of the forward, but the combination of Bayern’s valuation, Lewandowski’s age and the financial situation at several elite clubs make a deal unlikely.
Lewandowski is understood to be ‘frustrated’ with Bayern’s reluctance to entertain his sale, though will not agitate for a move and harm his good relationship with the club.
He is the second-highest goalscorer in both Bayern Munich and Bundesliga history, trailing only the late, great Gerd Muller.