Despite finishing last season as the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga, the 30-year-old Robert Lewandowski has handed in a transfer request at Bayern Munich in May.
The reason behind the transfer request is that the chiefs at Bayern Munich did not protect the striker during the harsh criticisms. Not only was the striker criticized for his on-field antics but also for his training sessions.
Lewandowski’s issues seemed to grow into him, after his failure in the knockout stage of the Champions League. His consecutive drought against Spanish sides Sevilla and Real Madrid and made the striker crumble to the critics.
Since then, the striker has been heavily linked to the European giants Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris St Germain. However, since the rumors, the striker has not been approached by any club this season in the transfer window.
Not for Sale:
Robert Lewandowski confirms he asked Bayern Munich for a transfer in the summer.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 22, 2018
The Bavarians also took a stronghold of things and announced that the striker would not be open to a sale in the transfer window even if a club offered massive figures.
However, this did not prevent the Pole from criticising the management for their failure to support the striker.
“In April and May, everyone criticised me. And I felt no protection from the club, I felt alone,” he admitted.
“I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: ‘Open fire against Lewandowski!’ I did not see anyone who supported me at the time. Neither of the club bosses defended me. I did not feel good in Munich at that moment. Being at Bayern did not fit for me at that time.” added the striker.
This season, however, things have seemed to change for the Polish striker. In the first two games of the season, Lewandowski has scored four goals and has already had the fans on their feet. With a fortuitous turnaround, the striker will continue at the Bavarian club.