Le­wandowski de­par­ture ‘won’t af­fect Dort­mund’

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Borus­sia Dort­mund will not fall into a hole af­ter striker Robert Le­wandowski leaves for Bay­ern Mu­nich at the end of the sea­son, Dort­mund’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Hans-Joachim Watzke said yes­ter­day.

Dort­mund have sur­vived the de­par­ture of other key play­ers in pre­vi­ous sea­sons such as Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid and Shinji Ka­gawa to Manch­ester United, Watzke told Bild news­pa­per.

“There were pre­dic­tions that we wouldn’t be able to cope with the loss of Nuri Sahin to Real,” Watzke said.

“The same was said when Shinji Ka­gawa went to Man U. We cer­tainly won’t be able to fully re­place Robert. But we won’t fall into a Le­wandowski hole.”

Le­wandowski

has

scored 18 goals in the Bun­desliga for Dort­mund this sea­son and will move to Bay­ern in July on a free trans­fer.

Dort­mund are sec­ond in the Bun­desliga with 64 points from 31 matches. Cham­pi­ons Bay­ern have 81 points.

Robert Le­wandowski of Borus­sia Dort­mund duels for the ball with Martin Gas­ton Demiche­lis of Malaga CF dur­ing the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nal first leg match last year.

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