Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker, has refused to comment on rumours about a possible move to Real Madrid.
There have been numerous reports over the last few years linking the 29-year-old with Real Madrid and in May 2016 one of his agents confirmed that they had held talks with the La Liga champions.
Bayern Munich have always insisted that Lewandowski is not for sale. However, he recently criticised the team for their lack of ambition in the transfer market and this has brought about more speculation that he may be looking to move to Spain.
Speaking this weekend to Bayerischen Rundfunk after his team’s win over Mainz, Lewandowski said, “I don’t have to comment every time on every bit of nonsense, whether it means something or not, and I don’t have to say something about this bullshit”.
His criticism about the team’s performance in the transfer market were made to Spiegel Online. His comments focused on the team’s reluctance to match the big spending of Europe’s other top teams but he also criticised the heavy workload the team were given due to the tour of China and Singapore over the summer and said that he doubted that the trips had “a large marketing value”.
The team’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge responded to Lewandowski’s comments in Bild saying, “If Lewandowski is complaining about the Asian tour that we went on, then he should know that his supposed dream club Real Madrid spent 24 days travelling in the heat, twice as long as we did.”
Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich when his Borussia Dortmund contract expired in 2014. Over the weekend he scored two goals in the team’s 4 – 0 victory over Mainz and he is under contract with the club until 2021.