Bayern Munich likely to face tricky negotiations with Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich set to face difficult talks with Robert Lewandowski for a new deal. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich set to face difficult talks with Robert Lewandowski for a new deal. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /

It has been a great start for Bayern Munich when it comes to executing transfer deals for the summer. The Bavarian club is closing on the signing of two exciting young players. These new arrivals will address crucial positions in the first team squad. Along with the transfer, Die Roten also needs to focus on the contract renewal of three senior players.

The negotiations with Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller are likely to be straightforward. However, talks with Robert Lewandowski are likely to be difficult and tricky. The Polish striker currently has less than 18 months left on his current deal.

While talking to 90min, SportBild reported Christian Falk has confirmed that Pini Zahavi is actively looking to move Lewandowski out of Bavaria. The Polish striker is not entirely convinced that Rekordmeister will put in strong efforts to renew his deal. Zahavi has already held loose discussions with Barcelona, which has made Die Roten worried about the future of their prolific goalscorer.

The club hierarchy has been consistently praising Robert Lewandowski. Herbert Hainer, Bayern President, has even gone on to say that he would like to see the Polish striker retire in Bavaria. However, the constant praise has not translated to contract talks. Lewandowski has been reportedly waiting for talks to start for a new deal from the start of the current campaign.

Bayern and Zahavi have endured a turbulent relationship in the last 18 months. The two parties couldn’t reach an agreement over the contract renewal of David Alaba. The Austrian defender eventually left Bavaria on a free transfer last summer. Zahavi managed to secure a move to Real Madrid for Alaba.

Die Roten managed to replace Alaba with Dayot Upamecano. The French defender still has a long way to go in terms of replacing the quality of Alaba, but he is young and potential to be a top-quality center-back.

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Replacing Alaba was a comparatively easier job than finding a substitute for Lewandowski. The Polish forward is currently the best striker in the world. He continues to get better with every passing season, scoring at an absurd rate every year. Lewandowski has already scored 45 goals this season across all competitions.

Bayern is unlikely to be involved in the race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the upcoming transfer window. It is not a financially feasible deal for Die Roten, so it is crucial for Rekordmeister to secure the future of Robert Lewandowski.