Despite all the statements, Robert Lewandowski’s future at Bayern is currently on shaky ground. The specialist newspaper ‘kicker’ even revealed a financial pain threshold at which Munich would probably let the world football player go.
In official statements, FC Bayern Munich officials around chairman Herbert Hainer, sporting boss Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn continue to use the language that the club would like to extend cooperation with Robert Lewandowski beyond the end. current contract in 2023. But there’s obviously a lot going on behind the scenes.
According to information from “kicker”, FC Bayern have already set a fee internally that would be required to release the 33-year-old this summer. According to the report, this is ‘up to 40 million euros’, if a club is willing to pay this amount a separation is ‘possible’.
More recently, FC Barcelona in particular had been closely associated with Lewandowski. The Polish media, in particular, rushed with reports.
There was talk of a fee of 50 to 60 million euros, a salary allegedly of 35 to 40 million euros per year was in the room, together with a multi-year contract. The striker has already filed the desire for change with the superiors of the club.
FC Bayern reject Lewandowski’s wishes
It’s hard to say how much truth there is to the rumors from Poland. However, it seems possible that Lewandowski will be tempted by the significantly higher salary Barca would offer him, as well as the prospect of a retirement contract. Because according to “kicker”, FC Bayern does not want to increase the striker’s current salary.
Lewandowski is already expected to collect up to 25 million euros. A limit has apparently been reached for the Munich team.
Lewandowski, who turns 34 in August, is also reportedly demanding a contract in negotiations which will be extended for more than two years beyond 2023. The club are also rejecting this according to information from the ‘kicker’. It’s unclear what impact this will have on the Polish national player’s decision.
Bayern president Hainer recently said that Lewandowski’s future shouldn’t be drifted. A second interview is scheduled soon.