Robert Lewandowski is NOT for sale this summer and will stay until at least the end of his deal in 2023, insists Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic… after the Polish striker won his eighth Bundesliga title on Saturday
- Robert Lewandowski will stay at Bayern Munich says the club’s sporting director
- Salihamidzic says the club will not sell him regardless of the offers they receive
- Lewandowski is entering the final year of his deal with the Bundesliga giants
- The 33-year-old has been linked with a move to LaLiga giants Barcelona
Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that Robert Lewandowski will be staying at the club until at least 2023.
Lewandowski is entering the final year of his deal with the Bundesliga champions and has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer.
However, Salihamidzic has confirmed that Lewandowski is not for sale, regardless of the offers they receive this summer.
Robert Lewandowski is not for sale says the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic
When asked whether Bayern Munich would be open to selling Lewandowski if one of his potential suitors offered the club £30million to £40m, Salihamidzic told Sky Sports Germany: ‘No.’
Salihamidzic was then asked to confirm whether Lewandowski would be staying with the Bundesliga giants this summer. He said: ‘Yes, he has a contract until 2023.’
Salihamidzic went on to say that Bayern Munich were eager to retain Lewandowski’s services for the foreseeable future, but highlighted his concerns over the striker’s wages.
Bayern’s sporting director said: ‘Of course (we want to keep him at the club). Lewandowski is highly appreciated.
Salihamidzic says the Polish striker will stay at the club until at least the summer of 2023
While Bayern CEO (R)Oliver Kahn recently said that Lewandowski would ‘definitely’ stay
‘But he’s our top earner at the club. We also have to look at our financial possibilities and how much money we have.
‘We have all the time in the world. We have the best striker in the world and we’re proud of that.’
The 33-year-old striker’s current deal with the Bundesliga giants expires in the summer of 2023 and he has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks.
The LaLiga side are said to be willing to offer Lewandowski a three-year contract this summer and could include Sergino Dest as a part of a swap deal.
However, CEO of Bayern Munich Oliver Kahn recently said that Lewandowski would ‘definitely’ stay at the German club.
‘We definitely have Robert with us for another season,’ Kahn told Amazon Prime Deutschland.
‘We know what we have in him and we’re relaxed about it. Apparently there’s a competition out there: ”Who will tell the biggest nonsense story about Robert Lewandowski?”.
Lewandowski won his eighth Bundesliga title on Saturday when Bayern beat Dortmund 3-1
Robert Lewandowski scored his 33rd league goal in his 30th Bundesliga games this season
Lewandowski won his eighth Bundesliga title on Saturday night when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1.
First-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski put the hosts 2-0 up before Emre Can cut the deficit with a 52nd-minute penalty. Jamal Musiala got Bayern’s third goal seven minutes from the end.
Therefore, Bayern – who are 12 points clear of second-placed Dortmund – have now won 31 Bundesliga titles since the introduction of the top division in 1963, and 32 German league crowns in all.
Lewandowski’s contribution to their victory has also put him on track to win the Bundesliga top goal scorer award for a seventh time and the fifth straight time.