Lewandowski drops new Bayern hint
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski dropped another heavy hint that he plans to join Bayern Munich as he responded to a question about his future in Bavarian.
The Poland international had appeared likely to join Bayern after the Champions League final last season, but he eventually agreed to see out the final year of his contract in Dortmund after being handed a pay rise.
The striker -- currently the Bundesliga’s leading scorer with 11 goals in 16 games -- is set to make an announcement about his next move in January, when he will be free to agree a pre-contract with a new club, and is widely expected to confirm the move to the Allianz Arena.
There have been indications that Real Madrid also hold an interest in the player, and Sport Bild has reported that the Spanish giants have hired an agent to negotiate with the player directly, but the magazine believes their efforts are set to end in failure.
Lewandowski seemed to hint as much when, in an interview with Bild, he was asked as to when he plans to make an official announcement on his future.
“What is it again? ‘Schaun mer mal,’” he said, using the Bavarian phrase for ‘wait and see.’
Now approaching for the final six months of his Dortmund contract, Lewandowski is determined to enjoy a positive end to his career at the Westfalenstadion.
Borussia managed to finish top of a Champions League group also containing Arsenal and Napoli, but in the Bundesliga they have claimed only one win from their last five games and now trail second-placed Bayer Leverkusen by five points.
“We all know we need to start winning again,” he said. “We want to start against Hertha [in Dortmund’s last Bundesliga game of the year]. We must really get going in the second part of the season and reduce the gap to Leverkusen and Bayern. We are not allowed to drop any more points.”
He added: “Despite my 11 goals, I could have scored many more. That’s why I am not satisfied. But that’s not only my problem -- that applies to the whole team. We did not drop that many points because we played badly but because we were too wasteful in front of goal. That’s annoying.”
The 25-year-old has helped Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and the 2012 DFB-Pokal since signing from Lech Poznan in 2010.