Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp quells Robert Lewandowski’s exit reports
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has snubbed reports suggesting Robert Lewandowski is set to leave the club at the end of the season. The Poland international, who became Borussia Dortmund’s four-goal hero against Real Madrid last Wednesday, has become one of the sought after transfer prospects.
After his heroics in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, one of Robert Lewandowski’s representatives told a Polish TC channel that the striker was prepared to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
“Robert Lewandowski plays for the big club Borussia Dortmund and Robert will play for an even bigger club,” the player’s agent Cezary Kucharsky said. “The Dortmund officials know where he will be playing.”
Meanwhile, Cezary Kurcharsky’s associate Maik Barthel also had word on Robert Lewandowski’s potential transfer. The former Dynamo Dresden player told Der Spiegel that Borussia Dortmund’s management had actually already agreed to a transfer move.
“We are in agreement with a club and have the right to change this summer. All the demands of Dortmund are met,” Maik Barthel said.
Robert Lewandowski’s contract with Borussia Dortmund will end in 2014, which means this summer is the German club’s last chance to can in on their player. The former Lech Poznan forward, who happens to be Bundesliga’s top goalscorer this season, has been closely linked with transfer moves to clubs such Manchester United, but no conclusive steps have been taken to turn the deal into reality.
Jurgen Klopp claims Borussia Dortmund has no intentions of losing their star striker. The German boss insists Robert Lewandowski will remain at the German outfit next season.
“My state of knowledge today is Robert will be here next season,” Jurgen Klopp said. “We have always acted fair. Why an agent says on TV a player will definitely make a switch – those are so many weird thoughts. I am not able to relate to that.”
Jurgen Klopp also informed that no club had approached Borussia Dortmund with an official offer for Robert Lewandowski, therefore the Pole striker cannot be considered ready for a move. Nonetheless, Jurgen Klopp admitted he had a contingency plan in case Robert Lewandowski did move away this summer.
“And if the agent has one [an offer], he should rather discuss it with us than on Polish TV,” Jurgen Klopp added.
“We have eyed some very good players, who would love to play for us. And all of that without agents talking on TV,” the German boss continued. “Either we have the players or we have a lot of money enabling us to buy good players.”