aOn Sunday morning Hasan Salihamidzic probably thought he was setting the pace. He left the Lewandowski case on the talk show “Doppelpass”. It seemed to him that it was time to put things in a different light. Recently, Bayern Munich’s sporting director has had to endure most of the criticism because Robert Lewandowski wants to leave, and this summer is better than the next if his contract in Munich expires properly.
“Of course he has a consultant,” said Salihamidzic. “He has been turning his head all year, maybe even the second half of the whole season. He’s not clean.” Players agent Pini Zahavi is said to be the driving force in the poker transfers for the 33-year-old striker. Salihamidzic said he was “surprised” by Zahavi’s behavior and reiterated that the Munich-based agent had made an offer to extend the contract. “I can’t say what he said to the player,” Salihamidzic said.
It went on until late in the evening, then came Salihamidzic’s supposed victory on points in overtime – and it shows more than ever a disastrous result in this exchange of strikes.
In any case, Zahawi, 78 and still up to the task, backed down from his position. The Israeli has openly declared via BILD that every Bayern fan should better prepare themselves to never be able to see Lewandowski in a Munich shirt again. “FC Bayern is the history of Robert Lewandowski,” Zahavi assumed.
Hoeneß described Zahavi as a “greedy piranha”
On his own behalf, since Saleh Hamidi blamed him for his “internal carry out”, the accused defended himself. “Actually, I did not want to make these statements publicly because I had great respect for this historic club. But it is impossible for me not to respond to the statements of Hasan Salihamidzic. I was chosen as an enemy because David Alaba made the decision to leave the club a year ago. Not because I influenced him, But because the officials in the negotiations were satisfied with him.”
It must be said that Zahavi is not one of Bayern’s favorite club advisors. In September 2020, when Bayern Munich was struggling to extend his contract with former defense chief Alaba, Oli Hoeness described Zahavi as a “greedy piranha”.
The question now is where the truth lies and how interests are likely to produce a conclusive picture. Bayern now seem to want to let Lewandowski fiddle, but at least in the end he collects a pretty penny for the world footballer. The €32 million allegedly offered by Lewandowski’s dream club Barcelona should not suffice in this regard. Lewandowski, on the other hand, just wants to escape, driven by humiliating vanity and wounded pride.
In this confused state, there has long been a statement against the statement. Has Bayern Lewandowski made a concrete offer on his contract that runs until 2023?
Yes, says Salihamidzic. “He got that with term and amount,” says Bayern Munich’s sporting director.
No, says Zahavi. “There was no such offer.”
The truth is, according to Zahavi, that Lewandowski would like to leave Bayern Munich “after eight years together during which he gave the club everything. Now, at almost 34 years old, he has the opportunity to fulfill the dream of his life and join the club that he always dreamed of. Why is Bayern Munich depriving him of This opportunity?”
Probably due to the lack of alternatives and appropriate presentation of the target. At this point, one might think that with a little negotiating skill, goodwill and understanding on the part of the Poles, the Poles could be persuaded to rethink. But it is clear that so much has gone wrong and misunderstood that Lewandowski’s love for Bayern has faded and can never be heated up again.
Haaland’s role in the Lewandowski case
“For Robert, it is very clear: he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer. Nobody cares about the money here, neither Robert nor me. He has not felt respected by the officials for months, this is the truth. Bayern did not lose Lewandowski, they lost Robert’s person “.
He illustrated this with a story said to have taken place last year. He traveled to Munich to meet CEO Oliver Kahn, Salihamidzic and team planner Marko Nebebi: “I said to them: What do you think about extending Robert’s contract?” The answer: silence. No yes, no, no, maybe, just nothing. So towards the end of the meeting I said, “If that’s the case, sell it next summer.” Answer: “We don’t really want to sell it, but if you make us an offer of 120 million euros, we can talk.” So roughly the amount that Haaland’s summer commitment would have cost, including all fees.
It seems that Erling Haaland, former Dortmund counterpart Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, from now on chasing goals in Manchester City, involuntarily contributed to the fact that the home blessing between Lewandowski and Bayern is very wrong. The people of Munich were interested in the 21-year-old Norwegian. Even large, which is not surprising. But Lewandowski clearly felt that was inappropriate and disrespectful towards him.
Zahavi said: “Robert is a very smart person, not only the best striker in the world, he knows exactly what is going on and what Bayern Munich plans. So Robert knew all along that Bayern wanted to replace him with Haaland. Even Erling’s father confirmed this, telling him in a personal conversation Some time ago: “My son comes to Bayern Munich for fifty percent. The world of football is big, but there are no secrets.”
Despite all this, they constantly insisted to the recording heroes that Lewandowski fulfills a working paper. “He has a contract until 2023, and he will fulfill it,” CEO Oliver Kahn just said to WELT AM SONNTAG.
One thing is for sure: Despite the summer holidays of Bayern Munich and Salihamidzic, both of whom his fans have whistled recently, the next few weeks will not be calm at all. “Obviously to us, let’s get started. Now at this time the market is open. A lot will happen there,” Salihamidzic said. It looks like turbulent weeks and more transfer poker rounds around Lewandowski. Maybe even after the love effort is forgiven.
In any case, Zahavi recommended “the responsible persons as well as the supervisory board” at Bayern Munich to reconsider the matter. “Of course you can keep Robert for another year, to be fair, he has a contract until 2023, but I wouldn’t recommend that to you,” Zahavi said. Although he has been in the football field for many years, Zahavi said and witnessed a lot “I am amazed by the behavior of the Bayern leaders”.
At least in the case of Manuel Neuer, they created the facts on Monday. The goalkeeper and captain’s contract has been extended for one year, until the summer of 2024.