Robert Lewandowski waves goodbye at FC Bayern's championship celebrations at Munich's Marienplatz
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In the dispute over a possible departure of striker Robert Lewandowski from the German soccer champions FC Bayern Munich, his advisor followed suit and announced the departure of the Pole.
'Of course they can keep Robert for another year, to be fair he has a contract until 2023, but I wouldn't recommend that.
For Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern is history,” said Pini Zahavi of “Bild”.
At the same time, 78-year-old Zahavi responded to allegations made by Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidžić on Sunday.
'Of course he's got an adviser who's turning his head.
It's just not clean," said Salihamidžić in the Sport1 "double pass".
Zahavi should therefore be the driving force in the transfer poker for the 33-year-old striker, who wants to leave Munich in the summer.
Salihamidžić reiterated that Munich had made the agent an offer to extend the contract.
»Not lost the player, but the person«
"No, there was no such offer," he said.
Lewandowski wants to fulfill a lifelong dream and switch to another club.
The reason for this is not money, neither for the world footballer nor for him as a consultant.
'He hasn't felt respected by those in charge for months, that's the truth.
FC Bayern did not lose the player Lewandowski, but the person Robert,” said Zahavi.
"The fact is: Robert would like to leave FC Bayern after eight years together."
Lewandowski himself claimed after the Bundesliga's last game of the season that he had not received an offer.
Background to the dispute: Bayern are said to have tried to get Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian is now moving to Manchester City.
Lewandowski himself had publicly stated that he wanted to leave Bayern – preferably this summer.
He is being courted by FC Barcelona, whose coach Xavi said: "It is possible that he will come." Barça is said to have submitted a first written offer for a fee of 32 million euros.
Despite his clear statements about the player's agent, Salihamidžić has remained silent about the potential offer from the Catalans.
The Spanish newspaper "Sport" recently reported that Bayern had lowered their demand to 35 to 40 million.
"We don't want to talk publicly about whether there are any offers or not," said Salihamidžić.
The most important thing for FC Bayern is to have another year's contract with the "most important player".
A player "that many clubs in Europe would like to have," said Salihamidžić.
Most recently, Oliver Kahn had spoken a word of power in contract poker with goal scorer Lewandowski.
“He has a contract until 2023. He will fulfill this contract.
Basta! «said Bavaria's CEO on the sidelines of the championship celebration.
Zahavi is also an advisor to David Alaba.
The Austrian joined Real Madrid from Bayern before this season.
He was "chosen as an enemy" because David Alaba made the decision to leave the club a year ago," said Zahavi.