Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has boldly announced that Robert Lewandowski will stay at the club until his contract expires in 2023.
The Pole have been linked with Barcelona and have refused to sign a new contract with the Bavarian side. After the final game of the season on Saturday, he told Sky (via Fabrizio Romano):
“I will not sign a new contract. We have to find the best solution for both sides. I told the club that if an offer comes, then we have to think about it – also for the club. ”
There is a hint from the player that he is ready to leave this summer, but there could be more uncertainty as Bayern are not yet ready to let him go.
Hainer has now confirmed that the 33-year-old striker could run out of the final year of his contract, leaving the door open to losing him for free next summer. He told Sport1:
“Robert has a contract until 2023. That’s when he will play with us.”
The 67-year-old added that Bayern had put in place a new deal, but Lewandowski disagreed.
“Oliver (Kahn) and Hasan (Salihamidzic) have offered him contract extensions. Obviously that was not accepted.”
Hainer has now responded to those claims by stressing that a written offer is only made after everything is negotiated orally. He added:
“First you start talking, then you negotiate. And at some point after the day, week, month, we say: This is how we do it. Then we work with the written offer. “
If Lewandowski does indeed stay at the Allianz Arena until the end of his contract, Bayern Munich risks losing him on a free transfer. However, Hainer added that he was signed for free, saying:
“Of course (he can) go for free; he also comes for free.”
Lewandowski is Bayern Munich’s best player since Gerd Muller
If last night was indeed his last game against the Bavarian giants, then Lewandowski will leave with an indelible legacy. That’s because he’s their best player since the late Gerd Muller.
In 375 matches, Pole has scored 344 goals, won 19 titles and broken many records. This season, he usurped Muller with 7 domestic Golden Boots. Whoever replaces Lewandowski will have some big boots to fill.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-that-s-long-will-play-us-bayern-president-makes-bold-claim-lewandowski-s-future-amid-barcelona-interest?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “That’s how long he will play with us”