Bayern Holding Tight to Lewandowski
Lewandowski, who is out of contract in 2023 is being held down by Bayern Munich. Fc Bayern Munich are refusing to allow striker Lewandowski to leave. Barcelona among and the major club that is verging for the service of the striker have had offers refused. Bayern Munich are willing to keep hold of Lewandowski and are refusing all offers from other clubs especially Barcelona.
Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn Said at the presentation of new signing Sadio Mane that “The situation hasn’t changed”. “Robert has a contract with us for another year and we expect to see him on the first day of pre-season in July”.
Bayern Munich Refuses Barca’s deal for Lewandowski
Lewandoski whose heart is at Barcelona has dropped hints. Sources say the relationship between Barcelona and Bayern has soured due to the conflict that arose around the failed launch of the European Super League, which Bayern were not involved in. At a dinner before a Champions League meeting between the two sides last season, Kahn told Barcelona executives exactly what the German club thought about their push to form a breakaway competition. Bayern have also privately and publicly questioned Barcelona’s ability to do a deal of this size in their current financial plight.
Former President Uli Hoeness said “Barcelona want to sign Lewandowski when they had a debt of €1.3 billion six months ago”. “In Germany, they would have been bankrupt for a long time. The bankruptcy judge is at the door and they are making million euro offers for a Bayern player.”
Bayern Munich won Bundesliga titles in each of Robert Lewandowski’s eight years at the club. Lewandowski, who is currently on holiday in Mallorca, has said several times he wants to leave Bayern after eight years at the club, hinting strongly that he would like to join Barcelona.
Lewandowski and Kounde are major options and Barcelona are sourcing funds for the transfer. Meanwhile, Barcelona are also exploring a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. With sources explaining that coach Xavi has made the arrival of a top centre-back a priority. Chelsea also maintain an interest in Kounde. Is value is at €60m by Sevilla. Having failed to prise him away from Spain last summer. Barca and Chelsea are in a tug-of-war over defenders Cesar Azpilicueta. Marcos Alonso, with the Blaugrana targeting the two Spain internationals. In the cases of Lewandowski and Kounde. Barca are playing for time as they need to raise capital before making any more signings this summer.