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Is Lewandowski leaving Bayern? Latest news on Poland star's contract and Barcelona transfer rumours

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Robert Lewandowski is widely regarded as one of the most clinical strikers to ever grace the modern game, having established himself as a Bundesliga icon thanks to his remarkable goal-scoring exploits.

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After leading Bayern Munich to their 10th straight Bundesliga title in 2021/22, he shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 33.

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Nonetheless, due to the nature of his contract position and appeal as a match-winner on the greatest of stages to onlookers, concern regarding his long-term future at Bayern is mounting.

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The Sporting News digs deeper into his predicament, looking at the basics of his contract, recent form, and probable destinations if he decides to go.

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Will Lewandowski leave Bayern Munich?On May 14, the final day of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season

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Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed Lewandowski wants to leave.

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During the conversation, he informed me he did not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and would like to leave the club," he told Sky in Germany.

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However, it seems Lewandowski may have a battle to earn a transfer in the next window. "He has a contract until the summer of 2023," Salihamidzic said. "

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"Salihamidzic was speaking ahead of Bayern's match with Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena, where Lewandowski famously scored nine goals in just five minutes in September 2015.