It’s no secret; Robert Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a potential move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer. The record-setting Polish international has often flirted with the idea of a move to the Spanish capital. Since changing his agent, he looks poised to try and make that dream a reality this summer.
Despite the increased speculation, Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes was quick to play down the rumors and insisted that his number 9 remain focused on the task at hand as Bayern are still competing for silverware across three fronts (via ESPN):
If I was a player or a trainer, I would always choose Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is something special in Europe, and if you are playing for Bayern Munich you have already reached the pinnacle for any player.
If a move were to go through for Lewandowski, Bayern could potentially see a large influx of cash in what would likely be a handsome fee Madrid would have to pay for the 29-year-old. Despite this, Heynckes reiterated his affirmation that his striker should be 100% focused on Bayern Munich right now:
We don’t know anything for sure—it’s merely speculation. I don’t want to comment because it’ll be used to hype up the situation. Lewandowski would be well advised to concentrate on Bayern. He not only scores a lot of goals, he’s one of the best players in his position in the world. We need him in top form to progress in the Champions League with everything working in attack.
Additionally, Heynckes said that there was no bad blood between Lewandowski and Mats Hummels, as the two were involved in a training ground altercation at Säbener Strasse during the week:
It’s not a bad thing at all—on the contrary, this kind of thing has always happened. A bit of friction generates performance
Regardless of what his future holds, Lewandowski will be an integral part of Bayern’s push for another treble a la the 2012-2013 season when Heynckes was last in charge. He’s already tallied 29 goals and 4 assists from 34 appearances across competitions and has shown no signs of slowing down as long as he stays fit.