Lewandowski plays tennis on vacation and is ready for Nadal

Robert Lewandowski enjoys his holiday after his probably last season at FC Bayern Munich – and challenges tennis legend Rafael Nadal to a duel.

Mallorca – Sadio Mané is here! FC Bayern Munich presented its king transfer on Wednesday. And fans have kindly noticed what a humble and down-to-earth guy this 30-year-old global star is. Again and again he was asked at the press conference (the most important statements to read) that he is the new galleon figure in the Bundesliga. The striker always responded politely and reserved and always put the success of the team in the foreground.

When asked what position he would like to play in, he referred with a shy smile to coach Julian Nagelsmann, who was sitting in the audience, and said: “The right man to answer this question is sitting here.” Just one request he had: Please do not place yourself in goal or in defense, for that would not necessarily be conducive to success. Munich will certainly take this wish into account.

FC Bayern introduce Sadio Mané: Robert Lewandowski continues to send photos from the holiday

It was also noticeable to the bosses: Sadio Mané is an absolute stroke of luck, both athletically and personally. The fans, so much so one should also be sure, will not find it hard quickly to forget the former star striker: We are talking, of course, about Robert Lewandowski. The goal scorer of recent years has fallen into disfavor after his public calls for a change, most recently he has repeatedly appeared smiling on the beaches of the world. Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic stress again and again these days that they expect Lewandowski to start training on Säbener Straße. The transfer to FC Barcelona this summer is still very likely.

The 33-year-old has been in Spain for the past few days, specifically on the Balearic island of Mallorca. The Lewandowski family owns a villa there and explores the entire island from the town of Calvia. Robert and his wife Anna share impressive photos from their vacation every day.

Robert Lewandowski enjoys himself on the tennis court.

© Screenshot Instagram / Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski plays tennis on vacation and feels ready for Rafael Nadal

However, it’s not just casual: the world footballer is now sweating on the tennis court, as can be seen from his Instagram story. Lewandowski hit a couple of balls over the net on the sand, a coach had thrown them to him, one could not see an opponent. Therefore, the Noch-Bayern striker asked directly during the video: “Ready for the game, Rafael Nadal?” In German: “Ready for the game, Rafael Nadal?”

Did the tennis legend, who comes from Mallorca, add a little match after Lewandowski’s warm-up program? Out of the question, the 14-time French Open winner is currently preparing for Wimbledon and recently surprisingly lost a training match against Lewandowski’s compatriot Kamil Majchrzak. Nadal has not yet gotten used to playing on grass.

Record amount of 222 million euros: the 11 most expensive transfers in history

Paul Pogba is 11. Manchester United brought the Frenchman back from Juventus in 2016 for 105 million euros. In 2012, he moved from youth to Italy on a free transfer. © Oscar del Pozo / AFP
Romelu Lukaku points up.
Chelsea have paid Romelu Lukaku 113 million euros. In 2021, he moved to the island from Inter Milan. Despite the proud transfer fee, he occupies “only” 10th place. © Franck Fife / AFP
Eden Hazard looks at the camera
Eden Hazard, whose brother Thorgan is with BVB, switched from Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2021. Los Blancos paid no less than 115 million euros for the transfer. © John Thys / AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo walks across the pitch in a Manchester jersey
Of course, CR7, aka Cristiano Ronaldo, is also one of the most expensive transfers in history. At Real Madrid, he scored 450 goals in 438 games. Therefore, Juventus Turin had to dig deep into their pockets: his commitment cost 117 million euros. He now plays for Manchester United. © Gareth Fuller / Imago
Jack Grealish celebrates with the trophy
Jack Grealish is number 7 on the list. His move from Aston Villa to Manchester City cost the Sky Blues € 117.5 million. The transfer took place in August 2021, his contract runs until June 2027. © Xinhua / Imago
Antoine Griezmann clenched his fist in the Atletico Madrid shirt
Antoine Griezmann impressed across the board at Atlético Madrid and the French national team – including FC Barcelona. The Catalans bought the now 31-year-old for € 120 million in the summer of 2019. In the meantime, however, he was loaned back to Atlético Madrid. © Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP
Joao Felix clenched his fist
Striker Joao Felix is ​​also one of the most expensive transfers in history. His signing cost Atlético Madrid 127.2 million euros. In 2019, he received the Golden Boy Award as the best U21 player in Europe. © Oscar del Pozo / AFP
Philippe Coutinho runs across the square
Fourth is Philippe Coutinho. FC Barcelona have paid Liverpool 135 million euros. However, he could not really assert himself with Blaugranas. In 2019 – a year after his involvement in Barcelona – he was first loaned out to FC Bayern and then to Aston Villa. He was then sold to the English club in 2022. © Douglas Magno / AFP
Laughing, Ousmane Dembélé clasped her hands behind her head
We have reached the podium: Ousmane Dembélé is third in the most expensive transfers ever. Borussia Dortmund received 140 million euros when he switched from BVB to FC Barcelona. His contract with FC Barcelona runs until June 2022. © Lluis Gene / AFP
Kylian Mbappé runs across the square
Kylian Mbappé is the second most expensive transfer ever. AS Monaco paid nicely for his move. Paris Saint-Germain was to pay 180 million euros. His commitment was originally supposed to cost 145 million euros, but when he was extended by the capitals in 2022, the sum increased by a further 35 million euros – due to bonus payments. © STUDIO FOTOGRAFICO BUZZI SRL / Imago
Neymar runs across the square
Neymar leads by a large margin the list of the most expensive transfers. Here, too, Paris Saint-Germain had to dig deep into their pockets: the record letter cost 222 million euros. His contract runs until 2025. © Michael Baucher / Imago

Lewandowski and Nadal together on the tennis court in the future?

Maybe there will be a meeting in the future – when Lewandowski plays in Barcelona, ​​not far from his Mallorcan holiday home, and Nadal is in the mood for a relaxed training match. Bayern fans do not care, they have after all their new favorite in Mané, which Jürgen Klopp said goodbye to with touching words. (acl)

Rubric list image: © Screenshot Instagram / Robert Lewandowski

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