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He may be loving life scoring goal after goal after goal in Bavaria, while stockpiling Bundesliga titles for fun, but Robert Lewandowski is reportedly ready to leave Bayern Munich.
At least, that's what Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is reporting.
Writing in AS, Balague says that the Poland captain will attempt to engineer a move to Real Madrid next summer, after recently complaining about the lack of competition in the Bayern squad and bemoaning the lack of new signings made by the German champions.
Lewandowski's claims aren't necessarily unfounded, with Carlo Ancelotti's team still relatively the same one that the Italian manager inherited from Pep Guardiola in 2016 and even that squad hadn't been tinkered with too much during the Catalan coach's three years at the Allianz.
Lewandowski may be playing alongside Sergio Ramos at the Bernabeu next season, if the Polish striker gets his way. Images: PA
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed that Lewandowski's agents are behind the Polish striker's recent comments, yet Balague also says that the former Borussia Dortmund striker's representatives are only expressing the wishes of their client, who is determined to secure his dream move to the Bernabeu.
Speaking to Der Spiegel over the summer, Rummenigge said of Lewandowski, "Lewandowski has no need to worry. We have a very good team this season. And we have a philosophy in place for many years - a serious and strong philosophy which has brought us a lot of success".
In an interview with Bild, Rummenigge was even more forthright about Lewandowski's chances of leaving the Allianz Arena for the Spanish capital.
"I'm sorry about what he said. It's not the first time that he has spoken badly of our club and I know that his agent [Maik] Barthel is behind those declarations. I don't think though, that a player would have that amount of power. Lewandowski's contract is up in 2021 and unfortunately for him he doesn't have a release clause".
Another problem for Lewandowski is that, currently, the Real board do not sanction moves for players over the age of 30. At 29, the Poland captain doesn't have much time to force through his dream move to the European champions.
It must be said, though, that given Lewandowski's remarkable goal scoring record, which has seen the 29-year-old find the net 117 times in just 153 appearances for Bayern since joining from Dortmund in 2014, may just force the Los Blancos board to change their stance on the club's current transfer policy.
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