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Lewandowski agent claims Bayern striker denied record move to China

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 04: Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on October 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Micha Will/Getty Images for MAN)

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According to agent Cezary Kucharski, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski had the opportunity become the world’s highest-paid player in China but declined the offer in order to remain in the Bundesliga.

The offer was reportedly made by an unnamed club, according to Kucharski, and would have paid the attacker over $42 million annually.

“I was contacted by an agent who brings stars to China,” Kucharski told SportoweFakty. “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.”

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez recently completed a record move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, earning the veteran roughly $37 million annually.