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Robert Lewandowski says it is “too late” for Real Madrid move, but is happy in Munich

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Robert Lewandowski discussed his previous interest in Real Madrid, but emphasized that he has everything he needs at Bayern Munich right now.

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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.

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.

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