“Loss” by Nagelsmann
Lewandowski rumors about Bayern’s last match
05/14/2022 at 7:50 PM
Shortly before the last Bundesliga game of the season, farewell rumors about Robert Lewandowski became more and more true. Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirms: The Pole wants to leave. After the draw in Wolfsburg, he confirmed this himself, but little was clarified.
Robert Lewandowski stood alone in Wolfsburg in front of the Bayern Munich fans and allowed himself to celebrate with the goalscoring cannon. In front of the Sky camera, the world footballer publicly asked Bayern Munich to consider his summer transfer. “Sure, I still have a one-year contract,” the 33-year-old said. But he told sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, “If an offer comes up, we have to think about it – for the club too. Both sides should think about the future. That’s all I can say,” said the old and new president. Football top scorer in the German league. “We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”
So it could have been the last appearance of the first striker in a Munich shirt, and he confirms: “It is very likely that this will be my last match for Bayern Munich. I can’t say one hundred percent, but it could be so,” he said. In Viaplay.
In the 2-2 (2-1) win at Wolfsburg on Saturday, he scored his 35th goal of the season and took home the fifth consecutive scorer. Coach Julian Nagelsmann described the potential goal change after the match as a “loss”. The coach pointed to the attacking man’s current contract until 2023. “There is little room for sadness. You have to try to make the best of the situation,” said Nagelsmann. “It is not good to lose a good player,” he said. But there are more important things in life that you should really grieve over.
Not worth the end of the season
A day before the championship celebrations on the balcony of the city hall in Munich, Nagelsmann’s team could not get past a tie on the last day of the football match in the German League. Josip Stanisic gave Munich the lead in front of 30 thousand spectators (min 17). Lewandowski made it 2-0 (40). Jonas Wind shortened Wolfsburg’s lead before the end of the first half, and in the second half Max Kroos (58) equalized for VFL, which was not due. After a 2-2 draw against Stuttgart and a 1-3 draw at Mainz 05, the record champions made a good start, but became very weak as the match progressed. For the third time in a row, Munich did not get three points – the end of the season was not deserved for Bayern Munich stars.
Now the rotating stage around Lewandowski may cause even more excitement. According to a report by Sport1, his advisor and FC Barcelona have verbally agreed on a transfer in the summer. The Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” wrote that the amount of the transfer fee could make Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona impossible, at least for the time being. Because if other big European clubs enter the fray for the top scorer, it could quickly become very expensive for financially struggling Barcelona. However, the Spanish newspaper “Sport” reported that Bayern had reduced its request to 35 to 40 million. The newspaper added that Barcelona “considered” such an amount as well.
Who follows Lewandowski?
Lewandowski is the Bundesliga’s top scorer by a large margin over Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick – who is being traded as one of the favorites to succeed him. The first candidate is Sadio Mane from Liverpool FC. VfB Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdic is said to have moved into the focus of Munich. The 24-year-old’s contract with the Swabians expires in a year.
After their 10th national victory, Bayern Munich are expected to attend the indoor celebrations in Munich on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the championship bash rises on the balcony of the city hall in Munich. Perhaps for the last time with Lewandowski. And in the turn, the Pole then hesitantly raised his fingers to the court and hit Sweet Caroline.