The sporting future of top scorer Robert Lewandowski at FC Bayern is still unclear. According to consistent media reports, the Pole is now tending towards a premature farewell to the record champions. Those responsible, on the other hand, are not really thrilled with this scenario. We give you three (good) reasons why Bayern should definitely sell the 33-year-old striker this summer.
Will he stay or will he say goodbye to FC Bayern this summer after eight very successful years? Robert Lewandowski has been the number one topic of conversation in Munich for weeks, and new rumors about the Polish national team player circulate almost every day.
Although Bayern recently ruled out a sale at the end of the season, there are still several reasons for a change.
Ideal time for a striker change
Regardless of the question of who will one day replace Robert Lewandowski at FCB, those in charge at Isar will sooner or later have to find an answer to this question. One thing is clear: no player will find it easy to follow in the footsteps of the dual FIFA World Player. But if you look at the current developments in the transfer market, next summer is an ideal time for Bayern to switch strikers.
FC Bayern need a striker who is able to score 30-40 goals per game. season right from the get-go. These are not easy to find and usually cost a lot of money. Nevertheless, there are currently several candidates who have the necessary potential to achieve such a target rate. This includes players like Darwin Nunez, Romelu Lukaku, Sebastien Haller and Patrik Schick. All of these names have recently been associated with the record champions, and all of these players will likely be available in the summer if you can afford to spare.
What is also particularly interesting is that many top European clubs already have a strong attacking team or are on the verge of strengthening. Juventus Turin pampered themselves with a new striker in Dusan Vlahovic this winter. Real Madrid have turned their attention to Kylian Mbappe. Manchester City are close to picking up Erling Haaland. Liverpool FC are well cast Diogo Jota, Madio Sane and Mohamed Salah. As of today, Chelsea are not allowed to bring in new players. Manchester United are in danger of missing out on participation in the Champions League, and FC Barcelona have chosen Robert Lewandowski as their dream player. Only Paris Saint-Germain will need a storm next summer in the event of Mbappe’s farewell and can seriously compete with Bayern.
2. From an economic point of view, a Lewy sale is the most sensible solution
Although a Lewandowski farewell in the summer is a major setback for Bayern in terms of sport, it would be the most sensible solution financially. If there is no extension between FCB and the striker, the 33-year-old will leave the club in the summer of 2023 on a free transfer. The Munich team would have lost David Alaba, Niklas Süle and Lewandowski within three years without paying a penny. The three stars have a total market value of 140 million euros. That is a lot of money, also for FC Bayern, especially after 2.5 years with the corona pandemic and massive sales losses due to the crisis.
According to reports, Bayern would be willing to let Lewandowski go for 40 million euros if an appropriate compensation was signed at the same time. The Lewandowski fee could be used to fund players like Schick or Nunez.
3. The topic is just annoying
Last but not least, a Lewandowski sale would finally calm things down. The subject has been making headlines on Säbener Straße for several months. Not only do those responsible and Lewandowski themselves resent this, fans also finally want clarity. There are a number of supporters who are calling for a Lewandowski change for the summer, so that the sporting events in Munich can once again be focused on.
Especially since: Should there be neither an extension nor a transfer, Lewandowski will create a lot of unrest in FC Bayern in the new season, especially if things do not go well in the sport.