Transfer news

Lewandowski's agent drops exit hint

February 25, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Robert Lewandowski’s agent has hinted that the striker has decided to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

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Poland international Lewandowski, 24, is out of contract in 2014 and has been strongly linked with a move to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc recently indicated that he did not expect Lewandowski to sign an extension and the player’s agent, Czesary Kucharsky, has told Polish television that his next move has already been decided.

“Robert has taken his decision,” Kucharsky said on Sunday. “It is up to him to decide when to announce it. If you have followed Robert’s career so far, you will know Robert never played at one club for more than two years. He is in his third year at Dortmund now. If you can read between the lines, you will know what that means.”

Last week, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had insisted no talks were planned with Dortmund, while Franz Beckenbauer, the club’s honorary president, was less than positive about the transfer at the weekend.

“We already have three strikers,” he told Sky 90. "We have Mario Gomez, we have Mario Mandzukic and we have Claudio Pizarro, who really is the best of them all when he is fit. I don't know. When you add a fourth, it's inevitable that you'll have to part ways with another - I don't think it's necessary.

"When I look at the squad now, there are two players for every position, sometimes even three. A big transfer would make no sense. I'd certainly take Lewandowski, but to raise the prospect of playing him should be difficult."