FC Bayern is taking a long time to extend Robert Lewandowski’s contract. While top players such as Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman have meanwhile entered into long-term commitments, talks with the Pole haven’t even picked up speed. According to current media reports, Lewandowski wanted to force an extension with the record champions in the fall of 2021, but officials did not react at the time.
Many rumors and speculations about Lewandowski’s sporting future are circulating not only in Germany and Spain, but also in his native Poland, people are excited about the upcoming contract poker game with FC Bayern. Earlier this week, reports were circulating in Poland that the top scorer would leave Munich this summer and had already agreed a transfer with FC Barcelona. These reports have now been dismissed as ‘nonsense’ by Bayern and Barcelona.
Bayern play for time and seek Lewandowski successor
Polish journalist Piotr Kozminski of “WP SportoweFakty” also denied the media reports of his colleagues. Kozminski is believed to be an expert on Lewandowski and has now revealed new details about the current situation surrounding the 33-year-old FIFA World Player.
According to Kozminski, Lewandowski was enthusiastic about the idea of extending his contract with FC Bayern in autumn 2021. At that time, he gave his agent, Pini Zahavi, the signal to raise the matter with the club. However, officials in Säbener Straße did not react.
It’s also interesting: according to information from Kozminski, the hesitant behavior of Oliver Kahn & Co. is not a coincidence. As a result, Bayern have been looking for a successor to Lewandowski for some time. Munich are still open to an extension, but only until 2024. That would give them another 12 months to find a new striker. Meanwhile, Bayern bosses are rejecting a sale next summer and hoping for greater chances of an extension.