According to his adviser Pini Zahavi, Roberts Lewandowski (r.) Has left FC Bayern. Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić (left) publicly criticized the consultant over the weekend. Photo: www.imago-images.de / IMAGO / Frank Hoermann
World footballer Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich, so much is known now. However, Munich insists on fulfilling the contract, which is still valid until 2023, and secretly hopes Bayern can persuade the Pole to extend the contract in the last year of the contract. It also worked recently with PSG and Mbappé.
Salihamidžić harshly criticized Agent Zahavi
Lewandwoski himself would like to move to FC Barcelona this summer. According to “Kicker” information, the Catalans have now also made an official offer of 32 million euros for the 34-year-old at FCB.
Hasan Salihamidžić believes he knows exactly why the Bundesliga top scorer wants to leave FC Bayern despite a top contract and excellent prospects: “He has a counselor who has turned his head, who has turned his head all year.”revealed the Bavarian sports director on Sunday in Sport1 “double pass”.
We’re talking about Pini Zahavi, who caused dissatisfaction at Bayern last summer. At the time, his client David Alaba refused a contract extension to switch to Real Madrid. The then Bavarian president Uli Hoeneß called Zahavi a “greedy piranha”.
Zoff about a contract offer that should never have existed
This time it is Lewandowski who allegedly rejected a contract extension at Bayern. Salihamidžić was confused on Sunday that there was allegedly no concrete offer from FC Bayern: “It is very clear that he received an offer with the duration and amount. If the consultant [etwas anderes] carried it to the outside, it’s unfortunate. “
In fact, Zahavi denies that there was an offer from Bayern. “No, there was no such offer,” he stressed Sunday night on “Bild.” And further: “Nobody cares about the money here, neither Robert nor me.” Instead, Lewandowski should have been very disappointed that Bayern proposed to Erling Haaland.
“I came to Munich for a meeting with Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidžić and Marco Neppe. I said to them: ‘What do you think about extending Robert’s contract?’ The answer: Silence. No yes, no no, no maybe, just nothing. So towards the end of the meeting, I said, “If that’s the case, sell it next summer.” The answer: ‘We do not actually want to sell him, but if you give us an offer of 120 million euros, then we can talk’. So roughly the amount that a Haaland commitment would have cost in the summer, including all fees.
Pini Zahavi on negotiations with FC Bayern
Zahavi appealed to the Bayern bosses, who had already rejected a Lewandowski transfer in 2022: “Of course you can keep Robert one more year, to be fair he has a contract until 2023, but I would not recommend it to you. For Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern is history. “
Sasa Kalajdžić should prefer a switch to BVB
The quarrel over Robert Lewandowski could actually have serious consequences for FC Bayern: After Erling Haaland had no chance in poker and Leverkusen’s Patrick Schick is not available on the transfer market either, the view from Säbener Straße was directed at Stuttgart.
Saša Kalajdžić, who is active there, should have filled the role of Lewandowski heir. Stuttgart’s sporting director Sven Mislintat had already indicated that an offer of more than 20 million euros would be willing to negotiate.
As Munich “tz” reports, Kalajdžić has a close eye on the transfer theater around Robert Lewandowski. If Lewandowski is not sold, the Austrian national team player is threatened with bankruptcy in Bavaria. To prevent this, the 24-year-old is now considering a switch to BVB. According to “tz”, their new coach, Edin Terzic, is said to be interested in signing Kalajdžić.
There has been speculation for a long time, but now it’s official: Country player Antonio Rüdiger will not extend his contract with Chelsea at the end of the season and will leave London. He shared this in an emotional statement on Playerstribune’s website.