Robert Lewandowski missing from a Bayern Munich promotion video

Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich
Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich could have given the biggest hint that Robert Lewandowski is about the leave the Bundesliga club by leaving him out of a promotional video.  

The Bavarians have extended their partnership with Japanese entertainment company Konami, but the Polish striker was not part of the promotional content that accompanied that announcement.

Bayern have been working with Tokyo-based video game manufacturers since 2019, offering them exclusive access to the club’s players and legends, with that partnership being prolonged.

 The promotional video that accompanies the renewal of the contract with the e-gaming company usually features key players of the club. This year, while Thomas Muller, Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry feature prominently in the posts produced alongside the developers of the e-Football series, transfer-seeking Lewandowski is a notable absentee as questions continue to be asked of his future at the Allianz Arena.

The 33-year-old striker has been vocal about his desire to take on a new challenge outside of Munich this summer, but no exit has been sanctioned as yet.

Barcelona are considered to be leading the race for the 33-year-old’s signature, but the deal has not been confirmed yet. 

Speaking about the partnership, Bayern’s board member for marketing, Andreas Jung, told the club’s official website, “The partnership with KONAMI is of great importance to us because this market is booming and is particularly popular with the young fans.

“We love football, and this collaboration offers the ideal opportunity to play the game virtually with our fans worldwide and connect everyone in this way.

“KONAMI translates as ‘small wave’ – and we have already been able to create a big wave together in the first years of our partnership. We want to continue surfing it. We are looking forward to the future.”