Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has accepted his club's decision not to sell him to Bayern Munich this summer, but he will be a free transfer after that.
There has been much speculation about the Poland international's future. He had been linked with several clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
And with Borussia Dortmund decision to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Saint-Etienne has reignited speculation that Lewandowski could be sold in the current transfer window.
But now the 24-year-old is expected to join Borussia Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 12 months time when his contract expires - although it seemed he was keen on a move to the Champions League champions this season.
On the matter, the Polish forward told BILD: "I have to accept that I am under contract with Borussia Dortmund and therefore I have to remain a player of the club."
I expect Lewandowski to be a huge success at Bayern Munich; however, it may take time for this to happen. Now that Mario Gomez has left for regular football in Italy, Lewandowski only has one object in his way: Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian has been a huge hit at the German giants, managing to score 15 goals in 24 games.
I also think that this is a huge loss for Dortmund, and that they should sell him now. He is said to be worth around the £35m mark and if they do not sell him then they will have to break the bank if they want to replace him. And if they were to sell them now, they could replace him before the start of the season.
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