Robert Lewandowski dodged England because he was ‘AFRAID’ of not matching his Bundesliga goal tally
Robert Lewandowski evaded England because he was ‘afraid’ of losing his incredible goalscoring record, claims his former agent – pouring cold water on the Bayern Munich striker’s previous claims that the RAIN kept him away from a Premier League move
- Chelsea, Barcelona and PSG are linked with moves for Robert Lewandowski
- The Bayern Munich striker showed interest in leaving the club last month
- His former agent claimed the attacker used to be ‘afraid’ of a move to England
- Lewandowski ‘blamed British weather’ as reason not to move
- But he claims the ‘real reason’ was his fear of scoring fewer goals in England
Robert Lewandowski’s former agent has claimed the Bayern Munich star avoided a move to England because he was ‘afraid’ of not matching his goal tally in Germany – and not because of the rain, as he joked earlier.
The ten-time Bundesliga champion publicly stated last month that his career with Bayern Munich was over, sparking interest from several European giants, including Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea, who reportedly entered the race on Thursday.
With over 300 top flight goals in Germany since 2010, Lewandowski has been the regular subject of transfer speculation throughout his career, especially with ties to the Premier League.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski told Bayern Munich last month that he wanted to leave the club
On more than one occasion, the Polish international cut ties with English clubs and joked that he couldn’t cope with the changeable weather.
But according to his former agent Cezary Kucharski, that was not the case, as Lewandowski instead feared his goal tally would run out.
“I’ve always heard Robert give a childish explanation that it rains so much in England,” he told German TV channel Sport 1.
Chelsea reportedly entered the race to sign Lewandowski alongside Barcelona and PSG
Thomas Tuchel (left) will find a replacement for rowdy striker Romelu Lukaku (right)
“But I think the real reason was that he didn’t think he could be as efficient as he was in Germany. Robert was really afraid of that.’
A move to the Premier League could well become a reality this summer, with Chelsea reportedly eager to sign Lewandowski for next season.
The 33-year-old could offer Thomas Tuchel a suitable replacement for troubled attacker Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with an Inter reunion after his failed £97.5million return to Stamford Bridge last August.
PSG and Barcelona are each racing to sign his autograph too, but Lewandowski prefers a move to Spain Mundo Deportivowho claim the Pole has already signed a three-year contract with Barca worth £175,000 a week, as part of a £27m deal.
La Liga president Javier Tebas initially insisted that Barcelona striker Lewandowski . can’t sign
The ‘agreement’ created complications when La Liga president Javier Tebas banned the transfer due to Barcelona’s financial problems.
However, after an important meeting on Thursday, the Spanish giants were cleared to sell 49.9% of Barcelona Licensing and Merchandising, which is expected to bring in a minimum of €200 million.
During his international service with Poland, Lewandowski said: “My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club.
“Bayern is a serious club and I don’t think they will keep me, I don’t want to play there anymore. A switch is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me.’