‘Something died inside’ – Robert Lewandowski wonders why a player would join Bayern Munich as Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is linked with summer transfer and striker pushes for Barcelona move


Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is determined to leave the German champions this summer, claiming something is ‘dead’ inside him.

And he warned potential players to think twice before moving to the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski is determined to force a move to Barcelona this summer
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Bayern Munich target Liverpool's Sadio Mane to bolster attack next season
Bayern Munich target Liverpool’s Mane to bolster their attack next season
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The Poland international recently made public his intention to leave the club with Barcelona his preferred destination, but Bayern have resisted his demands despite preparing a move for Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

Lewandowski has spent the last eight seasons in Bavaria, scoring 344 goals in 375 appearances for Bayern, and this season alone has scored 50 goals in 46 appearances.

But the striker gave an update on his future and didn’t mince words when asked about the situation.

“I just want to leave Bayern,” he told Polish outlet Sport Onet.

“Loyalty and respect are more important than hard work. The best thing to do is find a solution together.

“They didn’t want to listen to me until the end. Something died inside me and it’s impossible to recover. Even if you want to be professional, you can’t catch up. No other offers were even considered by me other than Barcelona. I want to leave Bayern, that’s clear.

'Something died inside' - Robert Lewandowski wonders why a player would join Bayern Munich as Liverpool's Sadio Mane is linked with summer transfer and striker pushes for Barcelona move
Lewandowski (centre) says something is ‘dead’ inside him at Bayern Munich
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“During so many years at the club I have always been ready, available, despite injuries and pain, I gave my best. I think the best thing to do is to find a good solution for both parties and not to seek a unilateral decision.

“I’m not looking for a one-sided solution, it makes no sense, not after so long, after such a successful time and with my will and support.”

The 33-year-old was not done and continued to pressure his current employers suggesting the club lacked morals, while warning potential new signings against signing for the Bundesliga giants.

He added: “What kind of player will want to go to Bayern knowing something like this could happen to them? Where is the loyalty and respect then?

'Something died inside' - Robert Lewandowski wonders why a player would join Bayern Munich as Liverpool's Sadio Mane is linked with summer transfer and striker pushes for Barcelona move
Lewandowski helped Bayern win the Champions League in 2020 by beating PSG in the final
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“I was always ready, I spent eight great years here, I met great people and I would like it to stay like that in my head.”

Lewandowski still has a year left on his contract but hopes to find a solution with the club to allow him to leave this summer after refusing a contract extension.

Eight trophy-laden years at Bayern saw Lewandowski lift eight Bundesliga titles, four German cups and a Champions League winner’s medal.

Former England and Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair has no mercy on the player, however.

“He is well paid, he is successful in everything sportingly,” he began on talkSPORT.

“All of a sudden he has his head turned because Barcelona are recruiting? I don’t feel sorry for him,” adding that this is what contracts are for and he should stop complaining.

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