Robert Lewandowski is still under contract with Bayern Munich. But even if the record champions have so far resisted a change, the fronts have hardened. Now the ex-adviser of Poland is also getting involved in the dispute.
Now things are getting confusing when it comes to Robert Lewandowski. Let's do a quick count. On the one hand there is Bayern Munich with sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and on the other hand the Polish superstar and his agent Pini Zahavi. Both parties have been bickering publicly since yesterday. It is about an alleged offer for a contract extension. That's what happened, said Salihamidžić early on Sunday on Sport 1.
"Bild am Sonntag" had previously reported on a first Barcelona offer for the striker, who was tied to Bayern until 2023. The Catalans are reportedly ready to pay €32m for the 33-year-old. Barcelona coach Xavi also confirmed negotiations over a possible transfer at the weekend.
In the evening the consultant answers in the "Bild". There was no offer from Bayern and the record champions had long since lost the "man Robert". He hasn't felt respected by Bayern for months, also because the record champions had negotiated with Norwegian top star Erling Haaland behind his back. But in the end he chose Manchester City.
And then Zahavi said this sentence: Lewandowski has the opportunity "to fulfill a lifelong dream and to switch to the club he has always dreamed of. Why is FC Bayern denying him this opportunity?" This has now called the old advisor of the Polish national player to the scene: Maik Barthel.
Together with his partner Cezary Kucharski, he had brought Lewandowski to Germany to Borussia Dortmund and then, with a lot of media noise, was able to sign him to Bayern Munich on a free transfer.
A few seasons later, the Pole even rose to become the highest-paid player in the league. Also because the Pole has repeatedly flirted with Real Madrid. Something Barthel remembered. "You want to go to Real Madrid all your life, maybe later to FC Barcelona? Ok!" Wrote the ex-adviser on Twitter and also seemed to be aiming at Lewandowski's character. How will Bayern react and what will Zahavi answer? The saga is shaping up to be one of the most bizarre transfer stories in recent years.