Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski almost single-handedly willed his squad to Wembley to the UEFA Champions League Final. He scored 4 goals against Real Madrid to punch their ticket to the big game, which they eventually lost to their Bundesliga rival, Bayern Munich.
And it hasn’t been any secret that Lewandowski was almost a lock to transfer this summer. Initial rumors had him joining a crowded forward group at Manchester United. But now it seems like Lewandowski is pulling a Johnny Damon and going to join his current team’s biggest rival, Bayern Munich.
From an AP report:
“Asked Monday on Poland’s TVN24 whether Lewandowski is moving to Munich, agent Cezary Kucharski simply replied: “Yes.” He said that talks between the clubs are under way, but that nothing had been signed.”
Bayern Munich has already managed to lure midfielder Mario Götze away from Dortmund. Getting the striker would deliver a huge blow to their rivals.
Why would Dortmund trade their star to their rival?
For the same reason NBA teams trade their stars. To get something for him while they can before he walks away for free.
Lewandowski’s contract is up after the next season and he would be free to sign with any club. He might choose to leave Munich after next season and look to play in La Liga or the more prestigious Barclay’s Premier League.
Lewandowski led the Bundesliga in scoring this year with 24 goals in 31 games.