It’s no secret that Robert Lewandowski was seriously considering a transfer away from Bayern Munich during both the 2017/2018 and 2018/ 2019 seasons. A change in agents during the 2017/2018 campaign to Pini Zahavi prompted the justifiable speculation that he was hell-bent on a move to Real Madrid.
Speaking to reporters at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris, France (via AZ), Lewandowski admitted that he was interested in a move to the Spanish capital even before he moved from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern in 2014. Speaking in English with a Spanish reporter, he admitted, “Five years or six years ago there also was something... in the air.” Now, though, he says, “It’s too late. I am 31. I wanna play a few years longer.” He moreover still plans to win trophies with Bayern Munich.
Robert Lewandowski asked yesterday by the Spanish press why he didn't join Real Madrid and whether he could still join [El Chiringuito]pic.twitter.com/fLtkDNsaIr— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) December 3, 2019
Lewandowski further said,
I’m at Bayern Munich; I’m very happy. If you look at the last ten years, Bayern Munich was playing every year in semifinal, quarterfinal, final [of the Champions League], so if you play [for] one of the best teams in the world, in Europe, it’s difficult to change the team.
For sure, Real Madrid did, three times in a row — the Champions League — the winner, but you know, but at Bayern Munich I have everything what I need.
During his past two campaigns at Bayern, Lewandowski was reportedly upset with Bayern’s lack of world class signings. Although he had minor squabbles and verbal jousts with Bayern’s front office, a move away from Munich never transpired.
This season, the Polish ace is in the from of his life, having already scored 27 goals in a total of 20 appearances across competitions. Having scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski is on track to break Gerd Muller’s record of scoring 40 goals in a single season.