Bayern Munich reiterate importance of Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer wants Robert Lewandowski to retire in Bavaria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for FC Bayern)
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer wants Robert Lewandowski to retire in Bavaria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for FC Bayern) /

The summer transfer window in 2022 will be intriguing in terms of the movement of top-class strikers. The speculation around the future of some of the best strikers in Europe has already started. Bayern Munich could play a decisive role in the merry-go-round of strikers in Europe.

The Bavarian club currently has the best number nine in the world. Robert Lewandowski has been scoring goals at an incredible rate in the past three seasons. Despite having Lewandowski in the squad, Rekordmeister has been linked with Erling Haaland ever since Hasan Salihamidzic publicly declared interest in Borussia Dortmund striker.

Lewandowski’s contract situation adds further fuel to speculation regarding transfers of strikers in the summer. The Polish striker currently has just 18 months left on his current deal. Die Roten is yet to open talks with him for a new contract. Meanwhile, the 33-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Even though there have been no contract talks with Lewandowski, Bayern’s hierarchy is saying all right things about the Polish striker. While talking to Bild am Sonntag (via Sky Sports), club president Herbert Hainer heaped praise on Lewandowski and left the door open for the striker to end his career in Bavaria.

"“I would be happy if he would end his career with us.”“Robert knows that I and everyone in charge appreciate him very much, I’ve told him that often enough. We are so happy that we have him because he is an absolute goal guarantee, the world’s best striker.”"

As per previous reports in Germany, Bayern is expected to open contract talks with the striker in 2022. The winter break is the ideal time for Die Roten to initiate talks with Pini Zahavi and extend the contract of the prolific goalscorers.

There is surely going to be some degree of skepticism about handing big wages and long deal to a player that is approaching his mid-30s. Considering the quality of Lewandowski and the number of goals he brings to the table, it is a gamble worth taking for Rekordmeister.

The comments from Hainer are perfectly timed to squash speculation about Lewandowski. Moreover, Haaland’s agent-Mino Raiola recently namedropped Bayern as one of the teams interested in the Norwegian forward. In such a scenario, urging Lewandowski to end his career in Bavaria does suggest the club’s priorities about the number nine position.

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The next few months will be crucial for Lewandowski’s future at Bayern. Going by Hainer’s comments, it does look certain that the Bavarian club will push for renewal. However, the financial framework of the new deal should fit the club’s wage structure. It is a no-brainer for Die Roten to keep a striker that has just scored 69 goals in a calendar year. For now, the comments from Hainer are positive and do suggest that the club is eager to continue with the Polish striker. The onus is on the player to reciprocate a similar stance about his future.