The will to get him is obviously great. At least that’s what a report by “Bild am Sonntag” allows, according to which FC Bayern should have received a written offer for Robert Lewandowski from FC Barcelona. Accordingly, the financially troubled Catalans, who had to let superstar Lionel Messi go last summer because the Argentine could no longer afford it, are offering a fee of 32 million euros for the two-time world footballer.
The Spanish newspaper “Sport” recently reported that Bayern had lowered their demand to 35 to 40 million.
Hasan Salihamidzic, FC Bayern’s sports director, kept a low profile on a possible offer. He was a guest on the “Doppelpass” show on Sport1 on Sunday – and said: “We don’t want to talk publicly about whether there are any offers or not. The most important thing for FC Bayern is to have another year of contract with the “most important player”. A player “that many clubs in Europe would like to have,” said Salihamidzic.
Lewandowski announced after the last Bundesliga game of the season that he wanted to leave the German record champions – when is unclear. The 33-year-old’s contract runs until the summer of 2023. If Bayern want to get a fee for their top striker, they will probably have to sell him this summer.
In the struggle for Lewandowski, sports director Salihamidzic attacked the Polish player’s agent. “Of course he has an advisor who turns his head. It’s just not clean,” said Salihamizic. Advisor Pini Zahavi is said to be the driving force in transfer poker for the 33-year-old striker. He was “surprised” by Zahavi’s behavior, said Salihamidzic. He reiterated that Munich had made the agent an offer to extend the contract. “I can’t say what he then said to the player,” said Salihamidzic.
Bayern had already clashed with 78-year-old Zahavi before David Alaba moved to Real Madrid. Honorary President Uli Hoeneß described the Israeli at the time as “a greedy piranha”.
However, the Munich management team around Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic had repeatedly ruled out an early change. “Robert Lewandowski has a contract until 2023 and he will fulfill it,” confirmed Kahn in WELT AM SONNTAG.