While Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, the Bayern Munich striker has confirmed that he will not be moving to Serie A anytime soon.
The prolific Polish striker has been linked with a move ahead of the summer transfer window, with reports claiming that the 32-year-old is open to a new challenge.
He has, however, put an end to the rumors, for the time being, saying that he has no plans to leave Germany despite being linked to the Allianz Arena until 2023.
Robert Lewandowski Words:
When asked whether a spell in Italy would appeal to him, Lewandowski told Tuttosport: “I’ve spoken to a couple of people about Italian football, and they’ve told me a lot of different things about your league.
“Some teams are familiar to me because I played them in the Champions League.
“The fact is, apart from getting a contract with Bayern, I am very happy at this club.”
The Big Picture:
In the 2020-21 season, Lewandowski has been a talismanic figure for Bayern, leading them to a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title and scoring 46 goals in all competitions.
There’s no excuse for him to walk away now that Julian Nagelsmann is about to take over the managerial reins in Munich from Hansi Flick.
“A new chapter will begin,” Lewandowski said of the upcoming reforms in Bavaria.
“What Flick did, on the other hand, would go down in history as something monumental. We lifted several medals to the skies and broke many records with him in 2020. Since we’re Bayern, we’ll owe it our all to win all with Nagelsmann as well. It won’t change anything for me: I’ll have to score with Flick and do the same with the new coach to support the team.
Goal-scoring is something I like doing. All is more precious to me when I excel and we win.”