The Polish forward has bemoaned the fact that his club has blocked a transfer, but looks set to stay at Signal Iduna Park outfit for another year.
Lewandowski, who has also been linked with moves to Manchester United and Chelsea, has one year left on his contract and has made his desire to leave Dortmund clear.
With Die Borussen losing key playmaker Mario Gotze to their rivals due to a release clause, they rebuffed a Bayern approach for Lewandowski, much to the player’s frustration.
“I was disappointed because people within the club said one thing to my face and then later it was different to what was agreed,” the wantaway forward told a Polish newspaper.
“When I myself promise something then I keep my word. I was always fair towards the club, I always give 100 per cent.”
Despite the negative comments, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has moved quickly to pour cold water on suggestions that the striker would get his way, and a transfer, this summer.
“For me what he does is a thousand times more important than what he says because what he does needs no interpretation,” Klopp told reporters at a press conference.
“Whatever is left to be discussed will be discussed internally. The idea is to close this subject. Everything is in order. Nothing has changed since yesterday or the day before yesterday.
“I am convinced we will clear up everything in the coming days.”
Dortmund find themselves in a tricky position with Lewandowski. The Pole has a year left on his contract and is reluctant to extend his deal. It leaves the German side with a decision to make – keep him for an extra season and lose him for free next summer, or cash in on one of Europe’s most prolific attackers now and choose the club you sell to.
It is obvious that they do not want to sell the hitman to their rivals Bayern, but as things stand the European champions appear to be the only club who have tabled a significant offer. Should Lewandowski leave next summer, he may well join Bayern for free.
Manchester City have filled their striking allocation with Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo, Monaco have splurged on Radamel Falcao and Paris Saint-Germain added Edinson Cavani. Juventus have signed Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente. With Chelsea chasing Wayne Rooney and United in no real need to buy a striker unless Rooney leaves, the option of selling Lewandowski abroad becomes more difficult.
More than likely Lewandowski will stay at Dortmund for another year, as the club want to keep their best players after being stung by Gotze’s departure. The Polish forward needs to get his head down, get on with his job and respect the club that have shown faith in him– he will be free to join Bayern or whoever he wants in 12 months time.
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