Bayern Munich: Rummenigge surprised by Lewandowski’s wish to join Barcelona

Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge surprised by Robert Lewandowski's wish to join Barcelona. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge surprised by Robert Lewandowski's wish to join Barcelona. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Robert Lewandowski is set to dominate the summer transfer window. The Polish striker has been arguably the best number nine in the past couple of seasons for Bayern Munich. He has publicly expressed his desire to leave Bavaria after helping the German club to win the record tenth consecutive Bundesliga title.

The hierarchy at Bayern has deliberated over offering a new deal to Lewandowski throughout the season. Eventually, Lewandowski has made up his mind about looking for a new adventure and forcing a move away from Bavaria. The Polish striker continues to push for a transfer by publicly expressing his desire to play at another club next season.

FC Barcelona is leading the race to sign Lewandowski. The Polish striker has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Spanish club. Barcelona has reportedly made an opening bid for the Poland international, but the Bavarian club continues to insist that he has a contract to honour.

Lewandowski’s desire to leave Bayern to join Barcelona has surprised Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. While talking to Bild, Rummenigge insisted that Bayern can provide everything in terms of sporting and financial success better than Barcelona. He also went on to say that Lewandowski is irreplaceable at Bayern due to the crazy number of goals the Polish striker scores every season.

"“I can’t imagine that you can currently win more with FC Barcelona than with Bayern Munich.”“What more can Barcelona offer at the moment? I can’t think of anything, if I’m honest.”"

Rummenigge has made a very good point regarding Lewandowski’s potential move to Barcelona. The Spanish club has struggled financially in the last couple of seasons, which eventually forced them to part ways with Lionel Messi. Moreover, they have struggled for success on the pitch.

The Catalan club last won the Champions League way back in 2017. In terms of La Liga wins, Barcelona last managed to win the league under Ernesto Valverde in 2019. Real Madrid has been getting better than Barcelona in the past couple of seasons in the league. The Spanish club’s fierce rivals won their fifth Champions League title in eight years on Saturday.

Bayern has also not been as successful in Europe as they should be. However, they managed to win the treble in 2020. With further additions to the squad, Bayern can definitely challenge for the prestigious European trophy next season. Meanwhile, league success has been terrific for Die Roten as they last finished second in the Bundesliga ten years ago.

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Javi Martinez has previously revealed that Lewandowski believes that playing in Spain gives him a better opportunity to win Ballon d’Or. The Polish striker was very unfortunate to miss out on the award last year. The challenge to bring Barcelona back to the top of Spanish and European football might encourage Lewandowski to leave Bundesliga. If he manages to help Barcelona to another European title, then he may end up winning Ballon d’Or. Things will be much clear for Lewandowski in the coming weeks as things are likely to heat up in the transfer window.