If losing out in the DFB Pokal quarterfinals wasn't enough for Borussia Dortmund supporters to suffer on Wednesday afternoon, the club announced after the match that Robert Lewandowski would not be extending his contract with BVB.
Michael Zorc, the club's sporting director, confirmed the news with Sky Deutschland after the match. "Robert will not renew his contract, he will leave either this summer or in the summer of 2014," he said.
Lewandowski, 24, has been linked with a move to various clubs throughout Europe in the last twelve months, including Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. The Poland international had previously announced that he had made up his mind about where he would be playing in the future but wasn't prepared to make an announcement of any kind.
Dortmund purchased Lewandowski from Lech Poznan in 2010 for €4.75 million. His current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2014, so BVB will need to decide if they will sell him for a profit this summer or let him walk for free next year.