Lewandowski to quit Bayern Munich

Lewandowski, who is also captain of the Polish national team, said he did not see his future with the German champions despite the fact that he still had a year to run on his contract. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Polish football star Robert Lewandowski has decided to leave Bayern Munich, after eight years at the German club.

"A transfer will be the best solution for both sides," Lewandowski said in Warsaw on Monday, adding that his journey with Bayern Munich "has come to an end."

Lewandowski, who is also captain of the Polish national team, said he did not see his future with the German champions despite the fact that he still had a year to run on his contract.

"As of today one thing is sure, that my adventure with Bayern has come to an end," Lewandowski repeated, adding that he could not imagine further, good cooperation after "what had happened over recent months."

He refused to disclose his future plans, having said that he would not make any comment until the entire issue had been settled.

The 33-year-old player joined Bayern Munich in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer and has won the Bundesliga title every year since then, as well as the Champions League.

In the 2021-22 season he also netted a record-breaking 41 goals in one Bundesliga season.