Robert Lewandowski: “It’s time for a new stage.”

On Monday night, Robert Lewandowski again reiterated to Onet Sport that he would like to leave Bayern Munich in the summer one year before the end of his contract. Tonight, speaking to Bild, the 33-year-old explains his views.

“I’ve always tried to do my best with Bayern Munich in order to meet expectations of the team and the fans,” said Lewandowski. “I appreciate the Bayern fans, they’ve always supported me. If I wasn’t honest about my situation, I would feel like I wasn’t being fair to the fans.”

In the interview with the Polish outlet, Lewandowski stated that “something died” inside him.

When asked whether he was ungrateful and selfish by Bild, Lewandowski added: “No, I’m not a selfish person. I know what I had at Bayern and appreciate it very much. I also know that I’ve been doing my best not to disappoint the club and the fans for the past eight years. After this time, I feel that it’s time for a new stage.”

Lewandowski has one-year remaining on his contract at Bayern, to which the Poland international stated: “I respect Bayern and its rules but changes, especially after such a time, a part of the life of the club and the player. I hope that doesn’t come across as selfish. I have a contract, but I also tried to make it clear to the club how I feel.”

As Lewandowski enters the final year of his contract and with no prospect of an extension, this summer is the last chance that Bayern Munich can collect a transfer fee for their No. 9 striker.

“I think it’s better for Bayern to invest the money you can get for me than to keep me until the end of the contract,” added Lewandowski. “I don’t want to force anything, that’s not the point. It’s about finding the best solution.”

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