Lewandowski faces a million dollar lawsuit

Robert Lewandowski's former agent, Cezary Kucharski, filed a lawsuit against the Bayern Munich player in which he demands compensation of 39 million zlotys, which is equivalent to about 9 million euros, according to information from the magazine 'Der Spiegel '.

Kucharski claims that Lewandowski diverted funds from his company RL Management and used them for private purposes. Lewandowski has called the lawsuit unjustified, according to the magazine, and accuses his former agent of trying to blackmail.

The magazine assures that there are documents that show that a millionaire sum went to a Lewandowski account in Poland, probably behind the back of the German tax authorities.

In 2007, a tax advisor had warned Lewandowski and his wife Anna that they could have “serious difficulties” if they withheld information from the German tax authorities. The civil lawsuit is related to a 2.5 million euro loan that RL Management granted in October 2015 to Anna Lewandowski. Anna Lewandowski did not have to pay off the loan and the money disappeared from the company's balance sheet and went to a Lewandowski account in Poland. That account was also used by the company for payments to its owner Robert Lewandowski.

A Lewandowski spokeswoman says the player does not recall having access to that account and that all RL Management payments to the scorer appear on his tax returns.