Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has admitted that he had concrete offers to leave the club during the summer.
Lewandowski was reportedly keen on a fresh challenge this summer, with both Manchester United and Chelsea linked with a move, as well as Real Madrid.
His agent Pini Zahavi did confirm that an exit was possible after four years in Bavaria earlier this summer.
Now, the Poland international has lifted the lid on why he stayed with the Bundesliga giants, despite having offers to leave.
“There were some things at Bayern which I did not like and I wanted to talk about that. I had several offers from different clubs,” he told Sportowe Fakty.
“When I realised, there was a strange atmosphere in the media and between the clubs, I decided to talk about it. I wanted to make a statement by saying: ‘If there are so many people who are not satisfied with me, I might as well leave’.
“Still I knew that Bayern’s answer would be: No, no and no. No matter what kind of offer was made.
“I can’t say I am disappointed. I am still at one of the best clubs in the world. Maybe Bayern’s popularity worldwide is a little lower than with other top clubs, but if I was not happy here I’d have a problem.
“I will still fight for the biggest goals. The season is long and we can play at the highest level. Even though there are currently many things which we need to improve.”