There were some rumors late last year that Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski would be making the move to German rival Bayern Munich during the summer transfer season, but the team quickly shot that idea down saying that keeping their superstar was more important than money. However, Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes threw a wrench in Dortmund’s plans when he made comments about the move and Lewandowski came out himself saying an agreement was in place.
Not so fast my friends.
Dortumund just lost to Bayern and they don’t plan to let Lewandowski leave for their rival for some extra dough. They are not going to budge on their stance and club president Hans-Joachin Watzke made one final statement on the situation saying that Lewandowski making the move to Bayern simply wasn’t going to happen.
From a statement, via the Telegraph:
“Lewandowski will definitely not go to Bayern in 2013. This is final.”
The simple truth is that if Bayern was not a bitter Bundesliga rival, the decision to sell him would be an easy one. BVB would do it.
Instead, Die Schwarzgelben will take a hard stance and hang on to their player — even if that means risking losing him for nothing later down the road. Ultimately, Lewandowski’s future with Dortmund will hinge on how he performs during next season.
A poor performance would allow the team to move on without facing much criticism, a solid performance could mean Dortmund would look to re-sign him at an equal price tag or a great performance could lead to the sale of Lewandowski to a European giant outside of Bundesliga.
Whatever happens with the BVB star, Dortmund will be happy as long as he isn’t playing for Bayern.