Bayern Munich: Oliver Kahn upset with comments from Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn not pleased by Robert Lewandowski's comments. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn not pleased by Robert Lewandowski's comments. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The summer transfer window is going to be tricky for Bayern Munich as they have to handle the departure of star striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker wants to leave Bavaria and join FC Barcelona. However, the Bavarian club has insisted that Lewandowski still has a year left on his contract.

After lifting the Bundesliga title with Bayern two weeks ago, Lewandowski publicly admitted that he wants to leave Bavaria in the summer. The Polish striker’s public statement was followed by an explosive interview by his agent, Pini Zahavi. He insisted that Die Roten has undervalued Lewandowski, which has eventually forced him to look for a transfer.

Hasan Salihamidzic and Herbert Hainer continued to maintain a tough stance on the Polish striker’s future. Both of them insisted that Lewandowski will play for the German club next season even if doesn’t sign a new deal.

In the last couple of days, Robert Lewandowski has piled more pressure on the club to push for a transfer. During a press conference on international duty earlier today, Lewandowski admitted that it would not be wise for Bayern to keep him as he considers his chapter over in Bavaria. The comments from Lewandowski have not gone down well with Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn. While talking to Sport1, Kahn insisted that public statements will not help anyone.

"“I can’t tell you why Robert chose this path. Public statements like that don’t get you anywhere. Robert became the world’s best footballer here twice in a row – I think he should know what he has at Bayern. Appreciation is not a one-way street.”"

Robert Lewandowski has been a terrific player for Bayern in the last eight years. He has managed to break several records and helped the club in winning all possible trophies. It is a real shame that his exit is being handled poorly.

The Polish striker is probably scarred from the last transfer saga he was involved with Bayern four years ago. Lewandowski was eager to switch clubs in 2018, but Die Roten held their ground and decided against entertaining offers for him. It turned out to be a good decision for both parties as Lewandowski helped the club in winning the sextuple during the 2019/20 campaign.

Even though the club officials have ruled out a transfer for Lewandowski, things are slightly different behind the scenes. The Bavarian club is working on deals for Sadio Mane and Sasa Kalajdzic. These two forwards are likely to be replacements for Lewandowski next season, so the Bavarian club is much more open to his departure than they were in 2018.

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It is not ideal to lose Robert Lewandowski this summer. The Polish striker guarantees 40 goals per season, so he will be leaving a big void in the squad. However, it will be better for all parties for the transfer to happen on amicable terms instead of playing out in media and bringing an end to his phenomenal time at Bayern on a sour note.