Agent: Lewandowski has agreed to move

BY foxsports • April 25, 2013

Robert Lewandowski has agreed to a deal with another club and can leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, says his agent.

The Poland striker underlined his reputation as one of Europe's best strikers with four goals in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Real Madrid.

A star performance has only fueled speculation of Lewandowski moving to either Bayern Munich or Manchester United, while he has also been linked with Juventus.

The 24-year-old striker's contract does not expire until the summer of 2014 and he has no release clause, but his representative, Maik Barthel, claims an agreement is in place.

Barthel is quoted as telling Sport Bild: "We are in agreement with a club and have the right to change this summer. All the claims of Dortmund are met."

After the famous win over Real, Dortmund had insisted they had not given up hope Lewandowski could remain at the club.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp and chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke both spoke of their desire to keep the 2010 signing from Lech Poznan.

"My understanding is that Robert will still be here next year," the Dortmund coach told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. The fact is that we are going very well this season. Why should we care about next year? Nobody knows what will happen next year.

"I cannot understand why an agent is speaking about a player that is under contract. I have many strange thoughts about all of this."

Watzke added: "Robert has a contract until 2014 and there is no exit clause like with Mario Gotze.

"It is our explicit wish to keep him until 2014. That is why we are saying no to a transfer fee. Up to now a lot of wishes have come true in my life."

But speculation in Germany is that Lewandowski will follow Mario Gotze in leaving Dortmund for bitter rivals Bayern this summer.


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