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Update: More sources report Robert Lewandowski wants to exit Bayern Munich and join FC Barcelona

In a new report from Sport1, Robert Lewandowski decided months ago to leave FC Bayern and does not want to renew his contract.

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Update 2:20PM EST — More sources confirm Lewy wants out and is aiming to join FC Barcelona this summer

Sky’s Florian Plettenberg is now in and has also confirmed that Robert Lewandowski will not extend his contract and wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer:

Plettenberg had more in a follow-up tweet as well:

German outlet kicker has also chimed in:

Bild’s initial report is behind its Bild+ paywall:


Lewandowski decision made! @BILD

— C.Smith

Sport1 journalist Kerry Hau confirmed a report from Bild that FC Bayern Munich’s Polish talisman, Robert Lewandowski, decided months ago to not renew his contract in Bavaria and wants to leave the club this summer. Hau further reports that Lewandowski’s preferred destination is what we’ve been reading about for weeks now: FC Barcelona.

Robert #Lewandowski has informed the #FCBayern that he does not want to renew his contract and that he wants to leave the club in the summer. @BILD_Bayern reported first.

Lewandowski made this decision months ago. His desired goal is the #FCBarcelona. @SPORT1

BFW Analysis

If true, this is surely going to be a polarizing decision as many Bayern Munich fans would have preferred Bayern stop at nothing to renew the contract of Lewandowski.

Some of the reactions to this news have been predictably upset as losing Lewandowski is a major blow. Meanwhile, others view this potential move as a way to diversify and overall improve the offense by not running everything through Lewandowski. Nonetheless, we will keep you appraised of any new details that emerge as they become available.

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