Robert Lewandowski poses with the TWENTY-FOUR trophies he won at Bayern Munich as he returns ‘to say goodbye properly and speak to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic’ after Barcelona move
- Robert Lewandowski completed a £42.5million move to Barcelona last month
- He hit out at Bayern Munich for the way his departure from the club was handled
- But the striker is back in Bavaria and reportedly wants to smooth out relations
- Lewandowski has risked tainting his Bayern reputation after an eight-year stay
Robert Lewandowski was seen posing alongside the twenty-four trophies he won at Bayern Munich as he said goodbye to the Bavarian fans on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polish striker made it clear that he wanted to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer and finally completed a move to the Nou Camp two weeks ago for £42.5million.
However, he return to the club and posted a picture of himself alongside the major titles he had won on his Instagram page. He captioned it: ‘together we created history’.
Robert Lewandowski was seen posing alongside the twenty-four trophies he won at Bayern Munich as he said goodbye to the Bavarian fans on Tuesday afternoon
Lewandowski spent eight seasons with Bayern Munich and won eight league titles, three DFP Pokal trophies, five DFL-Supercups, one Champions League, one Super Cup and one Club World Cup.
He also picked up a host of individual accolades including the league’s player of the year twice, top scorer six times and Europe’s Golden Shoe twice. He was also named Ballon d’Or Striker of the Year in 2021.
He spent eight seasons with Bayern Munich and won eight league titles, three DFP Pokal trophies, five DFL-Supercups, one Champions League, one Super Cup and one Club World Cup
He also picked up a host of individual accolades including the league’s player of the year twice, top scorer six times and Europe’s Golden Shoe twice
Lewandowski also made headlines over the weekend for hitting out at Bayern over the way his departure was handled, claiming ‘a lot of politics’ were involved and that the club made up ‘a lot of bulls**t about him.
However, Lewandowski returned to Bayern’s training ground to say goodbye properly to his former team-mates and the club’s staff to ensure his eight-year stay at the Allianz Arena is not tainted.
The 33-year-old reportedly wanted to speak Bayern’s board and in particular to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Salihamidzic told Bild of his frustrations at Lewandowski’s recent comments.
Robert Lewandowski finally completed his move to Barcelona two weeks ago for £42.5million
The striker has returned to Bayern Munich to say goodbye properly to his former team-mates
‘I don’t understand it at all,’ the Bayern chief said. ‘My father always taught me that when you leave, never close the door with your behind.
‘Robert is headed in the direction of doing exactly that. It’s something Bayern does not accept.’
Lewandowski has been away with Barcelona on their pre-season tour of the United States and is set to make his Nou Camp debut in a friendly against Mexican side UNAM this weekend.
The 33-year-old hit out at claims that Bayern’s interest in Erling Haaland was to blame for his departure and suggested that the Bavarian side tried to make up an excuse to justify his sale to supporters.
He is also reportedly keen to speak with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic
Lewandowski has been away with Barcelona on their pre-season tour of the United States
‘I don’t want to speak about what happened exactly,’ Lewandowski told ESPN. ‘But if the question is if the decision to move was because of him [Haaland], no, I didn’t see the problem if he joined Bayern Munich.
‘But some kind of people doesn’t say to me the truth, say something different and for me it was always important to be clear, to stay true, and maybe for a few people that was the problem.
‘In the end I know that something doesn’t work well and I knew that, okay I see and I feel that maybe it’s a good time to move out of Bayern Munich and join Barcelona.
The 33-year-old has risked tainting his reputation at Bayern with his recent comments
‘I had a very good relationship with my teammates, with the staff, with the coach, and these are all things I’m going to miss because I spent a beautiful time there. And we were not only friends from the pitch but also something more.
‘But in the end this chapter is over and I open a new chapter in my life and a new chapter in my career.’
Lewandowski joined Bayern on a free transfer from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014. He scored 375 goals in 344 appearances, making him the club’s second all-time goalscorer.
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