Bayern Munich will ‘REFUSE’ to let Robert Lewandowski join Barcelona if they are unable to land a replacement whether he ‘likes it or not’… despite the striker stating that he may have played his final game for the club
- Robert Lewandowski admitted he has told the club he won’t extend his contract
- The Polish striker is interested in a move to Barcelona who want a big signing
- Bayern Munich will reportedly allow him to leave if they find a replacement
Bayern Munich would reportedly be willing to sell Robert Lewandowski this summer, if they are able to find a replacement for the prolific Polish striker.
The 33-year-old admitted after Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Saturday that he had told the club he will not be signing a new deal.
Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, with manager Xavi hoping to land a marquee signing this summer.
Robert Lewandowski revealed that he has told Bayern Munich he won’t sign a new contract
The Polish striker is keen for a move to Barcelona after eight seasons at the Bundesliga giants
Bayern’s director of football, Hasan Salihamidzic stated that the club’s attitude ‘hasn’t changed’ and pointed out that the striker’s contract doesn’t expire until next summer.
Sport1 have reported that the club might be willing to sell their star player, if they are able to find an adequate replacement.
However, if no successor is found, then Bayern will veto any move whether ‘Lewandowski likes it or not’.
Lewandowski scored his 50th goal of the season as the Bundesliga champions squandered a two-goal lead against Wolfsburg.
Hasan Salihamidzic (left) stated in public that the club’s attitude ‘hasn’t changed’ on the matter
After the game, he told reporters: ‘I can confirm that I spoke with Hasan and informed him that my decision had been made and I would not be extending my contract with FC Bayern.
‘It’s very possible that this was my last game for Bayern. I cannot say that at 100%, but it may have been [my last game].
‘We want to find the best solution for me and for the club’.
Lewandowski waved to the travelling fans after the draw at Wolfsburg, seemingly offering a further sign that his time at Bayern has come to an end.
The Times reported on Saturday that he has agreed to join the the Catalan giants on a three-year deal when the transfer window re-opens.
It is understood that a deal could be reached if Barcelona are willing to pay in the region of £25million to £35m for his services.
Lewandowski has a contract at the club until 2023 but is hoping to leave the club this summer
Barcelona boss Xavi is keen to land a marquee signing to strengthen his side in the summer
If Lewandowski does move on from Bayern in the coming weeks, he will leave as one of the most decorated players in the club’s history.
The Polish forward has won eight league titles and the Champions League during his eight-year stay, while only Gerd Muller has scored more Bundesliga goals for the Bavarian outfit.
Oliver Kahn, Bayern’s chief executive, told Amazon Prime last month that they would be ‘stupid’ to allow Lewandowski to leave.
He said: ‘We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30 to 40 goals per season.
‘We are and will be in talks about his future in the next weeks. He has a contract until June 2023 and we’ll definitely have him with us for another season.’
The Times say that Bayern have contacted Sadio Mane’s camp, having identified the Liverpool forward as a potential replacement for Lewandowski.