The end of the season at Bayern Munich finally saw Bundesliga title celebrations with fans after two years. The Bavarian fans also received the news from Robert Lewandowski that they were dreading during the title celebrations in Munich.
After winning the golden boot in the Bundesliga for the third season in a row, the Polish striker expressed his desire to leave the club. The 33-year-old striker is eager to play for FC Barcelona from next season after spending eight years in Bavaria.
Lewandowski has consistently spoken in the media about getting a move since the end of the season. The comments from the Polish forward didn’t go down well with Bayern president Oliver Kahn. It does look like the prolific striker is eager to do everything possible in his hands to force a transfer this summer.
The strategy used by Lewandowski has also created a cause for concern in the dressing room. According to AZ, Lewandowski’s comments have been a cause for concern in the dressing room. Players are not sure whether it makes sense to keep the Polish striker against his wish. The dressing room fears that a disgruntled player may impact the spirit of the squad.
The concerns from other players in the squad make sense. Keeping a player against his wish could affect the environment in the dressing room. Ahead of a challenging and congested campaign, Julian Nagelsmann must have the squad pulling through in the same direction with all players in the best possible physical and mental state.
However, there is a strong case for keeping Lewandowski despite his comments in the media. This is not the first time Lewandowski has been agitating for a move away from Bavaria. He was looking to seal a move to Real Madrid in 2018, but Die Roten stood firm and decided against entertaining offers for him. He eventually signed a new deal in 2019 and enjoyed the best form of his career in the next three years.
Lewandowski has been an exemplary professional for Bayern over the years. The club chiefs will be hoping for a similar scenario if the Poland international fails to get a transfer to Barcelona this summer. Players in the current squad will be fine if Lewandowski continues to do his best for the club if a transfer doesn’t materialize this summer.
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Earlier this week, FC Barcelona made a second bid for Lewandowski. Die Roten is likely to reject this bid as it is still below their evaluation. Moreover, Bayern officials continue to insist that Lewandowski will be playing in the Bavarian colours. The German club’s tough transfer stance has not deterred Barcelona from making a bid for the prolific goalscorer. The coming weeks could see more improved bids from the Catalan club that could change Die Roten’s mind about keeping Lewandowski.