Man United transfers: Lewandowski will leave in 2014, says Klopp
Man United transfers: Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says Robert Lewandowski will leave in 2014
Jurgen Klopp believes Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich next summer.
The Poland international has one year remaining on his current Dortmund deal and the Champions League winners have been heavily linked with a swoop for the striker this summer.
However, Klopp doesn’t expect the 24-year-old to leave in the immediate future and the Dortmund manager is hoping to continue building his squad after losing to Bayern in the Wembley showpiece in May.
“I believe it’s a fact that Robert Lewandowski will move to Bayern after the coming season,” Klopp told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“Now it’s about this: how do we build in the time until then? That is our concern, and it is our duty to our fans and members to take care that in the coming season we also have a more than competitive team.
“Up until a certain point we were ready to talk, concerning Robert’s desire for change. But as nothing happened in this time, we had to say at some point: That is no longer happening.
“And now we want to prove that we can develop, with a quality player like Robert, in the coming year. Our results in the coming season are the most important thing. And with Robert I know that he also sees it like that.”