Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out a move away from Bayern Munich this summer, admitting he’s ‘open minded’ about the future and keen to experience ‘new cultures’.
The 32-year-old had yet another phenomenal season in front of goal for Bayern, netting 41 times in 29 appearances to break Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga scoring record for a single campaign in the German top flight.
However, there has been speculation surrounding Lewandowski’s future with Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all said to be weighing up big-money moves for the Poland sensation, despite the fact he still has two years remaining on his current deal at the Allianz Arena.
A recent report from Sky Sport Germany suggested Chelsea had already opened talks over a possible deal for Lewandowski as Thomas Tuchel looks to strengthen his Champions League-winning squad with the addition of a top-class centre-forward.
And while Bayern are insistent Lewandowski will be going nowhere during the close season, the striker did little to dampen speculation that he could be set to switch clubs during an interview with Canal+ on Sunday.
‘I remain open minded. I feel very good at Bayern, the city is superb, it’s a great club,’ he told the French TV channel.
‘I am always curious to learn a new language, a new culture.
But whether it will be in football or after my career, even I don’t know.’
Lewandowski broke Muller’s long-standing Bundesliga record in the last minute of Bayern’s final match against Augsburg and the forward even surprised himself with his incredible feat, especially as he was sidelined for most of April.
‘I am not obsessed with records. When I take on new challenges, I try to do what no one has ever done because it pushes me to move forward,’ the Poland international added.
‘For me if you do something you love, you can achieve goals you thought were impossible.
‘To be honest, I thought no player could come close to that record, especially since I didn’t play for several matches. I was injured for part of the season.