Lewandowski strike at Bayern?
"I don't put it past Robert not to show up for training..."
Created: 06/30/2022, 15:29
By: Christoph Klaucke
The situation in the Lewandowski dispute between FC Bayern and Barcelona is moot.
The ex-adviser of Poland warns of a strike.
Munich – Where does the Lewandowski Theater at FC Bayern lead?
Robert Lewandowski made it absolutely clear that he no longer sees a future in Munich.
His goal is FC Barcelona.
Bayern, on the other hand, do not want to let their super striker out of the contract that runs until 2023.
Although the Basta power word from the bosses around Oliver Kahn seems to be crumbling a little, the third offer from the Catalans of allegedly 40 million euros transfer fee plus five million bonuses should not satisfy Bayern either.
The record champion probably demands at least 50 million.
If no agreement is reached, Lewandowski could possibly want to force his move with a strike, as his ex-adviser explains.
Born: August 21, 1988 in Warsaw (Poland)
At FC Bayern since: July 2014
Competitive games for FC Bayern: 374 (344 goals)
Internationals: 132 for Poland (76 goals)
Lewandowski strike: ex-advisor fears horror scenario for Bavaria
"I trust Robert that he doesn't show up for training..." said Lewandowski's ex-adviser Maik Barthel of the
At the latest on July 12th it will become clear whether there will actually be a strike, because then the Pole is expected to train on Säbener Straße.
The 33-year-old could simply skip the start of training or call in sick.
The bosses around Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had already announced several times that they were counting on Lewandowski's return on this date.
However, Lewandowski has finished with Bayern Munich and has no intention of returning.
The situation brings back memories of the exchange dispute in 2013.
A brief look back: At that time, the Lewy side insisted on a verbal promise to be allowed to switch from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern a year before the contract expired.
FC Bayern is threatened with a strike by Robert Lewandowski.
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"It was already considered that he would not appear for training," remembers Barthel.
However, Bavaria is said not to have been involved in the strike plans.
Lewandowski reluctantly played another season in the BVB jersey and scored 20 Bundesliga goals.
The difference: At that time the striker was 24 years old and still had his career ahead of him, now at 33 he has no time to lose and wants to fulfill his dream in Spain.
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Club patron Uli Hoeneß does not believe in a striking Lewandowski.
“I can't imagine that he would provoke that.
Robert is a sportsman.
He always behaved impeccably.
And I'm sure when the game is over, he'll be able to calmly go back to his job," said the honorary president on the sidelines of the "Neuland" congress in Aachen.
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Robert Lewandowski: FC Bayern and Barcelona are in talks
All sides still hope for a peaceful solution.
According to the picture
, Barcelona wants to
avoid a strike scenario and is in close contact with Lewandowski.
However, the indebted Catalans do not want to make a new offer for the time being, although the transfer fee is calculated internally with at least 50 million euros.
Bayern should also be out to prevent a mud fight.
The Lewandowski dispute could endanger the preparation or even the goals of the season.
That's why there should now be talks with Barca.
Bayern already have a new Lewandowski successor in mind.