The Veteran Polish Attacker does not want to Continue in the German Multi-champion After Eight Seasons, Because at 33 Years Old he is Looking for a Change of Scenery. Barcelona Seems to be the Most Interested in his Services, but the Money is not Enough to Sign Him.
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Leer en español: Robert Lewandowski ¿se va o se queda en el Bayern?
Robert Lewandowski made public his desire to leave Bayern Munich and the German club would try to keep him to finish his contract until the 22-23 season and not be seen with another shirt yet. Uncertainty rests on what the new team could be, since the most interested is FC Barcelona, whose financial situation does not help to finalize an agreement.
The powerful Polish striker confirmed the rumors that had been brewing for several weeks about a possible refusal to extend the contract with the "Bavarians", with whom he has already accumulated eight seasons. Lewandowski, who is nearing the end of his career, would like new professional challenges.
"I have already informed Hasan Salihamidzic (Bayern Munich's sporting director) that I will not sign a new contract, I think the two parties have to think about the future and find the best solution. I will not continue in the team as much as they want”, said the coveted striker -for many deserving of the Ballon d'Or in 2020- when the award was not awarded due to the pandemic.
Lewandowski's agent is adamant that any offer that reaches his offices and those of Bayern must be well analyzed, since he is open to changing clubs as long as the project of that other club shows interest in having him as one of his figures.
“It is very possible that this was my last game in the colors of Bayern. I can't say 100%, but it's possible. We want to find the best solution for myself and for the club”, stated the striker on the last date of the Bundesliga after statements compiled by TV Azteca.
Situation at Bayern
Lewandowski's contract ends in June 2023, but if Bayern Munich does not want him to leave for free, they will have to hurry up and sell him this summer or at the latest in winter, because in January of next year he could already sign a pre-agreement with who he decide Its approximate value is 50 million euros.
The striker seems to be at a crossroads where he must make decisions, but it seems clear that he feels that he has already given the German giant his best years, especially between 2015-16 and 2020-21 because in single file he scored 42, 43 , 41, 40, 55 and 48 goals in each of those campaigns, a figure that leaves him with figures of 1.25 goals and 1.35 goal participations per game in his eight years in the red uniform.
By the way: the Polisg had his best overall season in 2020/2021 with 41 goals, a record that also produced seven assists, 1.4 goals and 1.7 goal participations per game. With this, the striker puts himself in a very good position not to renew and ask the club to let him go before the end of his contract.
Barcelona, ideal destination?
The player wants to go to the Catalan team, or at least it is the one that seduces him the most while at the Blaugrana club they do not see his arrival with bad eyes, but, for Lewandowski to play for Barcelona next season, the club has to pay a important sum of money to obtain the player's services due to the contract clause.
The same thing happened to Lewandowski with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and on that occasion, the tenant of Signal Iduna Park, knowing that Bayern was seducing him, made him terminate his contract. According to Diario Sport and replicated by El Comercio de Perú, the culé team only has 30 to 35 million euros to offer to the Bavarian team, which would make negotiations for the transfer difficult.
Robert's arrival at the Camp Nou gained strength after confirming the signing of the Norwegian Erling Haaland by the powerful Manchester City, this due to a light rumor that placed the former Dortmund striker in the second most important team in the Spanish League.
The position of the club
From the highest of the Bavarian leadership, President Herbert Hainer, pointed out: "Robert has a contract until 2023 and that is the time he will play with us. Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic made him an offer to extend the contract. Apparently, it was not accepted," he explained to Marca.
"Robert said that we have to find a solution for both parties and Bayern is one of the parties. He is within his rights not to want to extend the contract," continued the president, who also recalled that a past episode was experienced with Lewandowski in 2019 when he flirted with Real Madrid.
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In turn, the remembered goalkeeper Khan, was much more blunt in his new position away from the three sticks. "He has a valid contract and he will fulfill it. It's all about money and nothing more. For us this issue is no longer a headache. He has a contract until 2023 and there is nothing else to talk about," said the best World Cup goalkeeper Korea and Japan 2002 to the aforementioned Spanish medium.
Chelsea and PSG also bid
Lewandowski's name has also been placed in two other clubs with powerful checkbooks such as Chelsea, a team that needs a top-level center forward to facilitate the departure of Romelu Lukaku, who seemed never to be comfortable after triumphing at Inter Italy .
The Belgian is not comfortable in the 'blue' team and they would be willing to let him out if an important offer arrives for him. The original from Poland would be an ideal option because coach Tomas Tuchel knows him well from his time in Germany, where he was constantly pitted against him when he managed Dortmund.
PSG also appears in a similar situation. If Kylian Mbappé's departure to Real Madrid is confirmed, then the Parisians could get excited about him forming another fearsome trident, alongside Neymar and Argentinian Lionel Messi. Of course, only if Mbappé leaves.