Bayern: lewandowski Says Farewell To teammates
Despite the public outburst between Lewandoski and his former club Bayern, the new Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski said farewell to his former Bayern Munich teammates and club staff during a brief visit to the Bundesliga champions' headquarters on Tuesday.
The Poland forward, who scored 344 goals for Bayern in 375 games during his eight years in Germany, joined Barca in a deal worth €45 million last month after forcing a move away.
Lewandowski and Bayern bosses have exchanged word, with the striker saying there had been lot of "politics" from Bayern who he said were "trying to find an argument" to sell him.
Bayern in turn said the situation had been caused by the player who asked to leave despite having a contract to 2023.
"Everything is fine," Lewandowski said in an interview from his car before driving away from the club offices. "I met everyone and thanked them. I will never forget what I received here and what I experienced.
"That is the most important thing for me. Last week was a bit complicated but sometimes this is part of football."
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic spoke with Lewandowski during his brief visit and they cleared the air.
"Robert came into my office to say goodbye and we talked for 15 minutes," he said in a club statement.
"I addressed everything and we cleared everything. Robert did great things for Bayern and that's what should remain. He knows as well what he has to thank Bayern for."
He is the Bundesliga's second highest all-time scorer behind the late Gerd Muller