Lewy happy to stick with Borussia for another year.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has said that he has accepted the club’s decision to not let him join Bayern Munich this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The Polish international had been keen to push through a move to the Bundesliga champions this year but has been told that he will have to see out the final year of his contract before being allowed to join them next summer.
Dortmund’s recent acquisition of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St Etienne prompted fresh speculation that the 24-year-old could be sold in the current transfer window, but Dortmund have remained firm that he will not be sold and Lewandowski will spend the coming season with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It is a decision which he understands and respects.
“I have to accept that I am under contract with Borussia Dortmund and therefore I have to remain a player of the club,” Lewandowski told German newspaper BILD.
Dortmund’s general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke has welcomed Lewandowski’s comments over his short-term future.
“It’s great to hear that,” said Watzke. “Generally, we never had any doubts regarding the good character of Robert.”
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated last week that the club would have preferred to thrash out a deal this summer but he understands Dortmund’s reluctance, whilst coach Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that he is looking to build the squad ahead of the new season.