Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move away from the German Bundesliga club this summer.
According to the latest reports, the Polish international is a target for Spanish giants Barcelona. It will be interesting to see whether the two clubs can agree on a fee in the coming weeks.
The 33-year-old striker has just over 12 months remaining on his current contract at the Allianz Arena, and he has publicly admitted that he wants a new challenge next season.
Lewandowski has revealed that he has asked Bayern Munich to let him leave this summer so that they can recoup some money for him.
The Polish international will be able to leave on a free transfer next summer.
It remains to be seen whether the German champions are willing to cash in on their star striker in the coming weeks.
Lewandowski has been a key player for Bayern Munich since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund, and he has scored 344 goals in 375 matches for them.
Furthermore, he has won every accolade with the German champions, and it is hardly surprising that he is looking to try out a new challenge in Spain now.
However, the striker has maintained that he does not wish to force a move away from the German club, and he’s hoping for the transfer to be resolved amicably.
He said: “I still have a year of contract left, that’s why I have asked the club for the go-ahead for a transfer. I think that in the current situation it is the best solution, especially since the club can receive money for the transfer. I don’t want to force anything, it’s not about that. It’s about finding the best solution. We have to cool the emotions; I want to speak calmly and not through the media.”