Jupp Heynckes has said Real Madrid have no chance of signing Robert Lewandowski from the Bundesliga club, reiterating that the Poland international will still be at the Allianz Arena next season.
Lewandowski, 29, scored a hat trick in the 6-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and currently has 26 league goals — 13 more than any other player. He is only the third player in the Bundesliga to have scored 25 or more goals in three consecutive seasons and the first in 43 years.
Having won all trophies and titles in Germany more than once, Lewandowski switched agents earlier this year and is now represented by Maik Barthel and Pini Zahavi, who had a hand in Neymar’s world-record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
“Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already made this perfectly clear: Real Madrid have absolutely no chance of acquiring Robert Lewandowski,” Heynckes said.
Heynckes, however, remained coy on the future of aging wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Both players’ contracts expire this summer and their futures remain unclear.
“I have my opinion on Ribery and Robben, but I will hold back here with my recommendations,” Heynckes said. “The club will know what they are and will decide in due course.”
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