Bundesliga - Lewandowski: I still have goals at Dortmund this season

Robert Lewandowski has vowed to give Borussia Dortmund everything he has until his controversial summer switch to their rivals Bayern Munich.

Poland striker Lewandowski signed a five-year deal with the German, European and world champions on Saturday which starts in the summer once his current deal with Dortmund expires.

Though the transfer – hot on the heels of Mario Goetze’s move from Signal Iduna Park to the Allianz Arena – has left many Dortmund supporters deflated that such defections will prevent them from ever remaining comparable to the Bavarians, the 25-year-old issued a club statement to the BVB website on Sunday.

Lewandowski said: “BVB fans, I would like now to briefly turn to you.

“We still have half a year in which we have some goals that we want to achieve together.

“Although there are some fans of you who do not agree with my decision, I hope for your support!

“Anyway, I'll give everything for BVB!”

Dortmund remain in Champions League contention with the knockout phase beginning next month. They begin with a last-16 tie against Zenit St. Petersburg.

They look extremely likely to be out of the league title hunt well before the business end of the season for a second straight year, however: leaders Bayern are 12 points clear of fourth-placed Dortmund and have a game in hand.