A huge change from Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona appears to be getting closer. The Pole allegedly wants to leave Munich prematurely. The president ruled out.
In the uproar around world footballer Robert Lewandowski, nothing can be learned from poker showdown Julian Nagelsmann.
“The position of the club and my attitude towards Robert is well known, the contractual situation is well known,” Nagelsmann said, two days before Bayern Munich’s final concert in the tournament in front of thousands in Marienplatz, Munich.
Amid a potentially big transfer of the Bundesliga’s top scorer to FC Barcelona, many doubt that Lewandowski, despite his contract until June 30, 2023, can be celebrated for the last time on the balcony of the city-hall red and white crowd at Bayern on Sunday. Although there is no other than the executive floor in Munich.
Nagelsmann also confirmed on Friday that Lewandowski has been “completely normal” with his plans for the new season and that he knows the player’s “ideas”. But the suggestion that you should contact sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic or the star himself for other matters left plenty of room for guesswork. The exciting attacker question is also an important management test. How does Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn solve the difficult Lewandowski case? And should he really leave after eight years – who will Bayern replace him?
Nagelsmann talks about the “rapid planning phase”
Following the recent uproar around the world footballer, Chairman and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Herbert Hainer has ruled out a change this summer. “Robert Lewandowski has a contract with Bayern Munich until June 30, 2023. He will fulfill it,” Hainer said in Mercure and TZ (weekend edition).
Nagelsmann confirmed that the new season is going through the “hot planning phase” that he is looking forward to at least with Nassir Mazraoui from Ajax Amsterdam. The young Munich coach doesn’t want to veto, even with a royal figure like Lewandowski’s. “To veto something or put a clear end to something and say, ‘That’s the only way,’ I’m the wrong guy for it,” Nagelsmann said. “It’s always an interaction between Brazzo (Salihamidzic) and me and (CEO) Oliver Kahn to make a decision like that.”
Salihamidzic and they had to recover after the disappointments in the Champions League and German FA Cup The success of this transfer period can also be measured. In a continuous loop, the residents of Munich accompany Lewandowski’s crew on their holidays in the tournament, where Nagelsmann, as a novice in the title, does not want to “escalate” and does not want to be a “celebration monster”. Reports from Bild, Kicker and Sport1 about the 33-year-old Polish national striker’s new plans have further fueled the explosive character.
Lewandowski’s transfer fee may be 40 million euros
Reportedly, Bayern’s highest-earning player not only wants to extend his contract, which expires in a good year, but actually wants to leave this summer. It is said that an early departure could become an issue with a transfer fee of around €40m.
His goals are set to return Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for a long time to the top. A highly paid three-year contract, at the end of which Lewandowski will be nearly 37, is under discussion. That’s how long they want each other Bavaria – So far – not determined. A year-long contract like the last of Thomas Muller and perhaps soon captain Manuel Neuer is unacceptable for Lewandowski.
The Catalan club is not only athletic, but also financially struggling with a debt of 1.35 billion euros. (still) Barcelona are missing the right amount to really get Lewandowski. The club raised 20 million euros by selling Philippe Coutinho, a former Bayern Munich player, to Aston Villa. Another million luxury players could follow if Frenkie de Jong joins Manchester United.
Every euro is collected together for a prestige deal with Lewandowski. “The door is open,” Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo said on Friday. And the rival newspaper “Sport” wrote: “Lewandowski is approaching Barcelona.”
It was last repeated about in Munich Disgruntled Lewandowski reported. “He didn’t complain about the offensive direction,” Nagelsmann said, at least on this point.
Negotiations with Haaland Lewandowski are upset
According to Bayern statements, the first round of talks between the German record champion and Lewandowski’s advisor, Benny Zahavi, went well. After that, however, there was eventually more rather than less explosion in the question of Poland’s future. Lewandowski, who was named the best in the world in his union, did not like the fact that the Munich team tried to take BVB star Erling Haaland to the finish. Haaland will score his goals with Manchester City in the future.
Nagelsmann reported before the game in Wolfsburg on Saturday that Lewandowski had “trained well” and scored “some good goals”. According to his statement, the 34-year-old is talking “no more” than usual with the player, who is roughly the same age, during these frenetic days. “I know what his thoughts are and I know what my position and my thoughts are – we don’t have to update that every day.” Nagelsmann has repeatedly emphasized how important Lewandowski is to him. Salihamidzic has often ruled out an early goodbye this summer – which could eventually become common practice in the industry.
In the case of a potential Lewandowski deal, the possibility of a successor should be decisive in addition to the transfer fee. There was already speculation about Sebastian Haller of Ajax Amsterdam, Patrick Schick of Leverkusen or Darwin Nunez of Benfica Lisbon.
“No one knows how the Bayern Munich administration will react. For Kaan and Salihamidzic it is undoubtedly a loss for the image, for coach Julian Nagelsmann a sporting loss. Because you cannot replace a player who scores 50 goals in a season. This is easy and unrealistic. As evidenced by the example of Messi. , who excelled at Barcelona and was mid-level at Paris Saint-Germain”, writes the Polish newspaper Brzegliad Sportoy. The challenge will be formidable for Lewandowski, of all things, to bring back Messi’s former team to the top.
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