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30th Jun 2022

Robert Lewandowski could go on strike to force Barcelona move

Callum Boyle

Lewandowski wants out of Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has no desire to return to pre-season training with Bayern Munich and could even be willing to go on strike in order to force a move to Barcelona, according to his ex-agent.

The Polish striker wants to join the LaLiga giants

The 33-year-old has made it clear that he wishes to seek a new challenge after a glittering career with the Bundesliga giants, but Bayern are reluctant to let him leave knowing that a replacement will cost them a significant fee.

In a previous interview he said: “After this time I feel that it is time for a new stage.

“I respect FC Bayern and its rules. But changes, especially after such a time, are 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.”

Robert Lewandowski Barcelona

The German side are set to report for pre-season training on July 12, however, the Poland international has no interest in linking up with his current teammates and will do anything to move to Barcelona, which includes going on strike.

Lewandowski’s former agent, Mike Barthel, revealed that it was a method that the forward threatened to use when moving to his current employers from Borussia Dortmund eight years ago.

“It was already considered that he would not appear for training,” Barthel told Sport Bild.

“I trust Robert not to show up for training…”

Bayern president says Lewandowski will stay at the club

Robert Lewandowski Barcelona

Bayern President Uli Hoeness believes that Lewandowski will remain professional – regardless of where his future may lie.

He said: “I don’t think about that at all. He has a contract, and we are a constitutional state. We have decided that we will not let him go. Unless we could have found a replacement halfway.”

Bayern have made three signings this summer, bringing in Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazouri from Ajax and Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

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