The Poland international Robert Lewandowsk, who is currently playing for the Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich had an huge offer from China that would have seen him earn even more than the Argentine forward Carlos Tevez at Shanghai Shenhua.
According to the Poland forward’s agent Cezary Kucharski, the 28-year-old Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski turned down a record-breaking move to China.
The 28-year-old Poland international Robert Lewandowski is currently playing for the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, where he has already scored 59 goals in his 79 appearances after completing his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, where he has scored more than 70 goals could have earned in excess of €40 million (£34m) a year by moving to the Chinese Super League - making him the world's highest-paid player ahead of Carlos Tevez, who recently joined Shanghai Shenhua.
But instead of looking to the big money, the high profiled forward Lewandowski signed a new deal with Bayern in December that has tied him to the German club until 2021.
As in an recent interview with SportoweFakty, Kucharski said, "I was contacted by an agent who brings stars to China,"
"The club name wasn't mentioned.”
"If Lewy had decided to move to China, his salary would have been significantly higher than €40m, which means more than Carlos Tevez earns."
And when he was asked why the forward did not pursue the move, Kucharski replied, "It's obvious: Lewy is not only younger but also a better player than Tevez."