FC Bayern is dragging the theater around its striker Robert Lewandowski into the summer break. How does the conflict between the player who is acutely willing to emigrate and the club end? Not clear. According to a media report, there is apparently an ice age between the two parties.
Last week, the superstar made it unmistakably clear what Robert Lewandowski thinks about his future at FC Bayern. His time with the record champions is over, said the Pole at a media round of the national team, leaving no room for speculation. But how does the club react now? Apparently, the statement by boss Oliver Kahn has remained the same so far.
He reacted with incomprehension to the public statements. "I can't tell you why Robert chose this path. Such statements in public don't get you anywhere. Robert became world footballer here twice in a row - I think he should know what he has at Bayern," said the former national goalkeeper said as an immediate reaction to the TV station Sport1. And now?
Sport1 reports that there has been no contact between Lewandowski and the Bayern bosses since the said press conference. Instead, those responsible in Munich insist on the striker's whereabouts - at least until a suitable replacement candidate has been found. Means: If no replacement can be found, the record champions will not give their superstar a release.
The club's attitude should still annoy Lewandowski. The Pole does not see any further need to speak at the moment. Instead, he wanted to concentrate on the upcoming international matches with the Polish national team, "Sport1" heard from the 33-year-old's environment. A return to Bayern is "inconceivable" for him, reports the broadcaster.
This information coincides with the report by "transfer expert" Fabrizio Romano, who wrote on Saturday about an oral agreement between Lewandowski and FC Barcelona. At the same time, the journalist explained that the Pole was now waiting for Munich's next step. Although Lewandowski knows that an agreement between the Munich and Catalans is not easy, Barça is and remains his big and only goal. And what is the striker doing? He cheers on his compatriot Iga Swiatek at the French Open - with success. The 21-year-old triumphed 6: 1, 6: 3 over American Coco Gauff.