Robert Lewandowski confirmed on Saturday that he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer, amid reports that Barcelona are ready to offer the 33-year-old star striker a three-year deal. Lewandowki scored his 35th league goal in a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg on the final weekend of the Bundesliga season, then dropped a bombshell. “It could be my last game for Bayern. I can’t say 100 percent, but it could be. We have to find the best solution for the club and me,” he told streaming service Viaplay.
Lewandowski confirmed to Sky that he has told Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic that he will not renew his contract, which expires in 2023 and that “when there is an offer we will have to think about it”.
“I still have a year to go, but we have to find the best solution for both sides,” the Polish striker added.
The back-to-back winner of FIFA’s best male player award has won all available titles since joining Bayern in 2014, including eight Bundesliga trophies for a total of ten, two of which he won with ex-club Dortmund. He also won the Champions League in 2020.
At Wolfsburg, Lewandowski scored a sharp header from a Thomas Mueller after defender Josip Stanisic gave Bayern an early lead.
Wolfsburg clawed its way back as Danish forward Jonas Wind scored before veteran striker Max Kruse equalized for the hosts.
Elsewhere, Erling Haaland signed his final appearance for second-placed Borussia Dortmund in a 2-1 home win over Hertha Berlin.
The Norwegian star will complete a highly anticipated move to Manchester City for next season.
Haaland equalized from the penalty spot in the second half to overturn Ishak Belfodil’s early goal for Hertha at Signal Iduna Park.
17-year-old Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko came off the bench and took the winner just seconds after replacing Axel Witsel.
Haaland applauded the home fans after the final whistle while Dortmund also said goodbye to sports director Michael Zorc.
The defeat pushed Hertha to 16th place, meaning a two-legged relegation play-off against the team finishing third in the second division, today’s Hamburg.
“The boys are totally exhausted and excited,” Hertha sports director Fredi Bobic said.
“They now have to have the faith to put it together in these two games.”
– Endo saves Stuttgart –
There were dramatic scenes in Stuttgart where Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo scored a stoppage time winner to seal a 2-1 win over Cologne.
The win saw Stuttgart work their way to 15th and guaranteed survival next season.
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic made up for saving a first-half penalty by heading into the resulting corner 26 seconds later.
Cologne equalized when veteran French striker Anthony Modeste headed in his 20th goal of the season until Endo struck.
Stuttgart fans stormed the field at the final whistle to kick off the celebrations.
“It feels good, but my head hurts from all the cheering and cheering,” said head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo.
“It was a great moment. I’m so happy for the boys. You’ll never forget a moment like today.”
Cologne finishes seventh to qualify for the Europa Conference League.
Union Berlin will play in the Europa League next season after finishing fifth after Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice to seal a 3-2 win.
Union raced to a 2-0 lead as Grischa Proemel gave the hosts an early lead before Awoniyi converted a penalty.
Bochum roared back as Simon Zoller headed in a goal, then Eduard Loewen equalized before Awoniyi took a late winner.
Freiburg finished sixth, taking their Europa League ticket despite a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, whose Argentine defender Exequiel Palacios scored the winner seven minutes into stoppage time.
Arminia Bielefeld joined Greuther Fuerth when he was relegated from Germany’s top flight despite a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig, who finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League.
German midfielder Jonas Hofmann scored twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Hoffenheim 5-1.
Brazilian defender Tutu and Colombian striker Rafael Borre hit the net as Eintracht Frankfurt lined up for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Rangers with a 2-2 draw in Mainz.
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