Confirming the rumors relayed in recent days in the press, the sports director of Bayern Munich, Hasan Salihamidzic, admitted this Saturday that striker Robert Lewandowski has asked for his departure!
The German press spilled the beans on Friday and claimed that the 33-year-old striker informed his leaders of his desire to change air and therefore not to extend his contract, which expires in June 2023.I spoke to Lewa. In our conversation, he told me that he did not want to accept our contract extension offer and that he would like to leave the club. He said he would like to do something else“, recognized Salihamidzic for Sky Germany.
In addition to his thirst for a new challenge, Lewandowski would have been hit by the extension proposal put on the table, far from his expectations in terms of duration and salary. The Pole may also have been hurt by Bayern’s possible attempts to sign Erling Haaland, who will eventually join Manchester City. While the president of the Roten, Herbert Hainer, recalled on Friday that his club did not not intend to sell the 2nd top scorer in the history of the Bundesliga, the exit of Salihamidzic may surprise, even if the leader hastened to recall the official position of the Rekordmeister.
“But our attitude hasn’t changed: Lewa has a contract until June 30, 2023. That’s a fact. A change of position? I don’t mind that because our position has always been clear“, reaffirmed the Bosnian, thus implying that the Pole will be retained for a year, until the end of his contract. By taking the trouble to publicly admit that his star player has desires elsewhere, it is nevertheless difficult not to see a way for Bayern to implicitly launch the start of the auction. It was rumored recently that a sum of 35 to 40 million euros would be likely to flinch the Bavarians. Presented as the preferred destination by the striker, FC Barcelona does not however have not enough funds to assume his salary and this soap opera could therefore reserve multiple twists by the end of the summer…
Hasan Salihamidzic confirms just before the match that Lewandowski asked to leave the club. pic.twitter.com/ijlua89aex
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