Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski’s future has been one of the season’s most followed story-lines. There were reports that he wants out of Dortmund and has decided to join Bayern Munich and would sign with them in the January transfer window, though he wouldn’t officially join the club till the summer when his contract with Dortmund expires.
Well, Lewandowski has announced that he has decided what he is going to do and who he is going to sign with in 2014. He will wait to announce the winner of the Lewandowski sweepstakes in 2014 though.
“I will reveal my future next year. No one needs to get in touch with me anymore,” he told Sport-BILD weekly, via FOX Sports. “I have decided what I am to do. I simply want to have a new challenge next season, despite the fact I am feeling very, very happy being at Borussia Dortmund.”
The “new challenge” line confirms his desire to leave Dortmund. There is no need to announce the team now other than fan’s interest. If he announced a team and changed his mine in the months up until he’d announce it there would be a lot of backlash. Announcing you’ve decided has only invited more prying and is likely setting up family and friends to repeated inquiries from aggressive media personnel trying to get an exclusive.
Despite Bayern Munich being considered the front runner, there are plenty of other suitors. Lewandowski has stated that the idea of playing in the English Premier League is appealing and could draw interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham. United has a crowded front attack with Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck. Arsenal has been looking for a striker as has Chelsea.