Eager to extend the contract of its serial scorer, the Bavarian club is skating. Explanations.
He may be 33 years old, Robert Lewandowski is a crack that Bayern Munich absolutely does not want to part with. Moreover, like what they did with Manuel Neuer or Leon Goretzka, the Bavarian leaders want to extend the contract of the Polish serial scorer (219 goals in 233 Bundesliga matches since 2014) until 2025. Except that a man annoys them to the highest point.
This is the player’s agent, Pini Zahavi. Already at odds with the famous player representative in the Coman case, Bayern sees its “red carpet” tactics being seriously threatened by Zahavi. Indeed, the Bavarians have multiplied public statements to demonstrate their attachment to Lewandowski. According to’Munich abendzeitung, the presence of the Munich management at the Ballon d’Or gala was also intended to show a big mark of affection to the player.
The pressure is on Kahn
And that’s not all. At Bayern, there is no question of going for Borussia Dortmund’s top scorer, Erling Haaland. The Norwegian would not be in the Munich plans. Only one player counts: Robert Lewandowski. And today, a man is under pressure: boss Oliver Kahn. Hasan Salihamidzic and Zahavi have had a complicated relationship since the Coman case and the man who mediated between the two, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is no longer there.
Everything therefore depends on Kahn and the latter will have a complicated mission. Because, as a reminder, the Spanish press indicated that Lewandowski was hot to go to Real Madrid, a club that weighs much more when it comes to media support for a player in the race for the Ballon d’Or. And when we see the reaction of the Pole after being passed by Lionel Messi, Bayern can be worried.