"I expect to see Lewandowski at training": Bayern won't budge
Hasan Salihamidzic, Sporting Director at Bayern Munich, said he'll be seeing the player at training, still ruling out any moves
It feels like we've been talking about it for ages now, but the stalemate between Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic seems to be slowly resolving in favour of the club, an odd occurrence in this day and age.
Salihamidzic spoke with German newspaper Bild and made it clear he's "not worried" about Lewandowski's potential move to Barcelona. It's high time for Salihamidzic following the completition of Sadio Mané's move to the Bavarian giants and nobody was going to throw him off the mood.
"Our position is clear: Robert has a contract until the summer of 2023", he repeated once again, the position the club has held ever since this transfer saga started. It seems that no matter how much Lewandowski kicks and screams, Bayern will not let him move unless any potential suitor comes up with an offer worthwhile.
While reports pointed out that Salihamidzic visited Lewandowski at his Mallorca home to try to convince him of staying at Bayern to no avail, it seems the club remains unshakable. "New bid from Barcelona? I'm not thinking about that. I'm expecting to see Robert in training at Säbener Straße on July 12", said the Sporting Director to Bild.
This is good news for any potential saboteurs of the deal, like Chelsea or PSG, who are interested in the player. While it has been reported the Lewandowski rejected offers from both clubs, if Barcelona aren't able to come up with a tempting offer, it may open a door to other potential suitors.
While there were rumours that Lewandowski would not play again for Bayern, with the Polish striker soon turning 34 years old, it seems unlikely that he'll be willing to sit out what could be potentially one of the last seasons of his career, so Bayern seem to hold all the cards.
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