Robert Lewandowski: Herbert Hainer, president of Bayern Munich, has issued a transfer warning to the Polish International, saying that the forward linked to Barcelona must remain with the club until 2023.
Lewandowski has spent the last eight years of his professional career with Bayern Munich, where he has won 17 trophies, including eight Bundesliga crowns and the Champions League.
The 33-year-contract old’s expires in a year, and he stated that he will not sign an extension after the club’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Saturday.
What Did Robert Lewandowski say?
“I can confirm that I spoke to Hasan [Salihamidzic] and informed him that the choice had been made… and that I will not be renewing my contract with FC Bayern,” Lewandowski said to Sky Germany.
“Both parties must consider the future. It’s best if we can find a solution that benefits both parties.”
The Polish striker also hinted at a summer exit, alleging that he has yet to receive a Bayern Munich renewal offer.
“It’s possible that this was my final appearance for Bayern. We must find the greatest answer for both myself and the club. I was not offered anything! “After the Wolfsburg draw, he told reporters.
What has Hainer said about Lewandowski?
Barcelona has been mentioned as Lewandowski’s most likely future destination, although Hainer has ruled out trading a valued asset this year.
Lewandowski’s contract will be honored, according to Bayern’s president, who told Sport 1: “Until June 2023, Lewandowski has a contract with us and will play for us.”
“When you sign a contract, you can’t say you’re ‘forcing’ someone to follow through…”
Hainer also responded to Lewandowski’s claims about not being offered a contract extension, stating that he believes the striker turned down a proposal from club CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
“Oliver and Hasan presented him an extension offer. That appears to have been rejected “he said.
On Barcelona’s interest in Lewandowski, Hainer added: “It is nothing unusual for players like Lewandowski to get bids from other clubs.
“In 2019, we had a similar situation when Robert flirted with Real Madrid. FC Bayern is aware of the situation.”
Bayern Munich’s Contract with Lewandowski
Following media rumors that Lewandowski would join one of a number of clubs, he signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in June 2010, for a reported sum of roughly €4.5 million.
The 33-year-old arrived on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and has won the Bundesliga and the Champions League every year since.
Barcelona has been mentioned as a possible destination for Lewandowski, and coach Xavi Hernandez did not rule out the possibility of getting the striker earlier on Saturday.