Put Lewandowski’s big dream in Barcelona?
Robert Lewandowski (33) wants to go to Barcelona, Barcelona wants Lewandowski. Bayern Munich does not want to let Lewandowski go, and the leaders insist that the contract (until the summer of 2023) be carried out. This is the status quo.
Who will be the biggest loser in this transfer dispute?
Lewandowski could become a loser because he has reached a point in his career where it is no longer clear how long he can play at this amazing level (35 goals in the Bundesliga in 2021/2022). Hence his announcement to club presidents: “My Bayern Munich story is over! I see no way to continue playing for this club.”
He has now played two seasons at an incomplete level. Can he still do that from the summer of 2023 or are the Spaniards perhaps no longer interested? This danger exists.
Barcelona because they won’t get the first announced transfer target. It would not only be a slap in the face in terms of sport, but also in terms of prestige.
Bayern Munich because they have a lukewarm Lewandowski on a one-year contract or alternatively hand the best striker in the world to a contender in the fight for the Champions League.
What are the facts?
Bayern coach Oliver Kahn (52) has clearly positioned himself. His “simplification” was more than obvious. If he strays away from her, he’s also at risk of losing face. Difficult.
Lewandowski wants to do something different in the fall of his career before it’s probably too late. He explained it to the Bayern chiefs and now also to the public.
Barcelona made an offer of 32 million euros to Bayern Munich. Bayern’s reaction: There was nothing. With a 40 million offer, Bayern likely won’t get off their seats enthusiastically.
The first problem: the back.
There is no real substitute for Lewandowski on the market. “Normal” successor Erling Haaland (21) goes to Manchester City. Leoy did not like the fact that Bayern Munich also dealt with the Norwegian. This led to a break.
National record player Lothar Matthaus (61) can understand Poland’s disappointment. Mateusz: “The data is a clear sign that Robert is very disappointed and does not feel appreciated. In this case, appreciation does not only mean money to me. If you perform like Robert and you know the club is still interested in Haaland, it is difficult to accept him. Bayern Munich He has every right to take a look around. But Lewandowski also has a right to express himself that way.”
Who is the star of the world and who is the alternative striker?
▶ Replace the world star: A world footballer in the team is of course good for Bayern Munich. Sadio Mane (30 years old) will introduce the shine factor (also on an international level). But Bayern are planning with Mane and Lewandowski. The Senegalese are currently arguing over the fee. Bayern offers 30 million, his club Liverpool wants 50 million. So far, the “Reds” have not moved, but it is still possible that both clubs will meet for 35-40 million.
▶ ︎ Striker Replacement: Here the path leads to the bottom of the table in the German Bundesliga. Sasa Kalajdic (24) from German club Stuttgart held talks with the player and his management. Either as “trainee” Lewandowski or as a substitute. But BVB is also interested in Ösi-Knipser. This character is also very sexy.
The second problem: How will Barcelona pay for the transfer?
The Catalans have to sell players to cover the fee. In an event organized by the Spanish news agency Europa Press, “La Liga” coach Javier Tebas (59) said on Tuesday that the Catalan team had not yet been able to sign with Bayern Munich.
So far, only the former Munich Coutinho (30) has been handed over to Aston Villa (20 million transfer fees). Frenkie de Jong (25) can pump money into empty coffers (1.35 billion euros of debt). He is considered the player dreamed by the new Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag (52).
Spain international Pedri, 19, has been linked with top clubs in England. Other candidates for sale to the bench include Martin Braithwaite (30), Memphis Depay (28) and Samuel Umtiti (28).
Does Bayern Munich threaten Zoff season until 2023 because of Lewandowski?
Matthew: It’s too late to stop him now. It’s not a win, it’s a losing situation. Both sides would lose if Robert had to stay.”
Even the Sky expert is worried about Lewy’s partner in the storm: “I’m not only sorry for Bayern, the fans and the Bundesliga. I’m also a little worried about Thomas Muller, both of whom have benefited so much from each other. Will he find such a collective partner again?”