One day after Robert Lewandowski netted four goals for Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League romp of Real Madrid, his agent is talking about the striker's likely exit from the club in the summer, as reported by The Telegraph.
UPDATE: Thursday, Apr. 25, at 7:49 p.m. ET by Eric Ball
Bild report this evening that Lewandowski has agreed personal terms on two deals with Bayern Munich, the only question is whether the Bavarian side can agree terms with Dortmund.Finally, Bild report that Lewandowski has signed a boot deal with Adidas, who of course are heavily involved with Bayern Munich.
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Agent Maik Barthel told German publication Sport Bild that a deal is already in place for Lewandowski and the club will move him during the offseason as long as the conditions are met.
We have reached an agreement with a club and intend (him) to move this summer.
There is a very interesting offer for Robert which fulfils entirely the demands set by Dortmund and also the demands of Robert.
Dortmund have assured us that Robert can move at the end of the season under these conditions.
The Telegraph report states Manchester United and Bayern Munich are two top clubs that are being linked to the 24-year-old striker. He's been involved in transfer talk in the past, but the comments from his agent make it sound like his exit will be imminent once the campaign ends.
Lewandowski has flashed elite potential for quite some time, but he has taken his game to the next level over the past two seasons with Dortmund. He's scored 33 goals in 38 appearances across Bundesliga and Champions League play this season.
The fact that his agent says a club is already in agreement to match Dortmund's demands is a bit of a surprise given there's still quite a bit of time before the summer window—though not a huge surprise since Bayern Munich already announced the transfer of Lewandowski's teammate, Mario Gotze. It's unknown which club is being discussed, but the nature of the transfer window suggests other sides will try to swoop in and steal him away.
Since he's had so much success in the Champions League, highlighted by the stunning first-leg performance against the defending La Liga champions, Lewandowski is a safe bet to shine wherever he lands. He possesses truly top-tier ability.
Now that word is out, Dortmund will likely look to move him, as the club can't afford to potentially lose him for nothing after next season. This situation definitely warrants watching as the window nears.
Although it isn't clear where Lewandowski is going to play next season, his agent's comments sure make it seem like he won't be spending another year with the Borussians. Let the speculation begin.