Bayern Munich should shut speculation surrounding Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich should squash speculation surrounding Robert Lewandowski's future. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich should squash speculation surrounding Robert Lewandowski's future. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) /

After the end of the transfer window, Bayern Munich has been looking to quickly complete contract renewals of key players. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have penned down new contracts, while Serge Gnabry is also close to committing his future to the club. However, the German Champions now need to focus on Robert Lewandowski’s future.

According to SportBild (via iMiaSanMia), Lewandowski is growing frustrated at Bayern due to no movement regarding the new contract. Moreover, the Polish striker is also not amused by the transfer speculation linking Erling Haaland with a move to Bavaria. Hasan Salihamidzic had confirmed the club’s interest in him during the summer.

During the summer transfer window, Lewandowski was linked with the Premier League clubs. However, German reports did insist that the Poland international is waiting for a new contract at the Bavarian. He also further reiterated his desire to stay in Bavaria and taste more success during the recent Golden boot ceremony.

Lewandowski’s current deal is set to expire in 2023. Even though there are close to 20 months left on his contract, his tremendous contribution on the pitch does warrant recognition with an improved deal.

Die Roten should do everything possible to secure Lewandowski’s future. The Polish striker currently guarantees a minimum of 40 goals every season. Even though he is getting older, there has been no signs of decline in his goalscoring form and fitness. The Poland international can surely play four more seasons at the top level.

Moreover, consistent speculation surrounding the future of the star forward in the team doesn’t bode well for the season. The Poland international has been in red hot scoring form this season. However, persistent speculation can impact his and team’s performances.

Die Roten’s concerns about handing a new contract to a player turning 34 next season are justified. However, Lewandowski is a unique exception. He is currently the best number nine in the world. Losing him to one of the European rivals could eventually come back to haunt Rekordmeister.

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The German Champions should definitely start planning for the long-term successor of Lewandowski. However, they should also try to secure Lewandowski’s immediate future to enjoy success in the coming seasons. The best-case scenario for Die Roten will be Lewandowski agreeing to a two or three-year contract, which will give the club room for finding another striker and maintain balance in the wage structure. Nevertheless, resolving Lewandowski’s future should be on the priority list for Hasan Salihamidzic in the coming months.