For Robert Lewandowski, saying goodbye to Bayern Munich next summer is apparently becoming an option. As the sports picture reported, the Pole is disappointed by the delaying tactics of the German record champions, the change veto by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic is said to have poured more oil on the fire.
The question of whether it was possible to give the 33-year-old in the summer was answered in the negative by Salihamidzic on Sunday Sky90. Lewandowski has a contract until June 30, 2023, “that’s clear, we’re going to talk about what’s next,” said Salihamidzic.
According to the report, however, this scenario is not an option for Lewandowski and his advisor Pini Zahavi. The player’s long-term future is set to be decided by the summer as Lewandowski would be almost 35 when his contract expires in 2023. From the point of view of the player camp, this scenario should be prevented by all means so as not to deter potential buyers.
In addition, Lewandowski still dreams of playing in Spain. FC Barcelona is currently considered a hot candidate in poker. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Catalans have a “clear plan” with the striker. Talks with Lewandowski’s agent have been said to have been going on since February, but before Barca take any further steps, the Pole must first seek talks with his current club.
This week there should now be a meeting between Lewandowski, Zahavi and FC Bayern. Club officials continue to hope to keep the player.
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The Spanish sports newspaper reported on Tuesday Mundo Deportivo based in Barcelona, that Lewandowski would appear to be willing to sacrifice salary for a move to Barca. According to this, advisor Zahavi is said to have informed the Catalans that the FCB striker could also live with a lower salary than is currently the case with Bayern.
The 33-year-old is said to collect an annual salary of around 20 million euros there. The striker himself avoided any commitment to the club last matchday when Bayern bagged the championship against Borussia Dortmund. The people of Munich are said to be already working on a successor solution.
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