Tough announcement to star strikers
Salihamidžić barricades door for Lewandowski
06/22/2022, 08:06 am
Hasan Salihamidžić is on a roll. FC Bayern’s sports director is currently doing everything. After a cautious start to the transfer summer, he made an exclamation mark by signing Sadio Mané. In an interview, the Bosnian again ruled out a change from Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidžić keeps the door closed to world footballer Robert Lewandowski, who is willing to emigrate, even after Sadio Mané’s transfer. “Our position on this matter is clear: Robert has a contract until the summer of 2023,” said the 45-year-old in an interview with “Sport Bild”.
A possibly significantly higher offer from FC Barcelona, to which the Polish international would like to switch during this transfer period, will not change anything. “I don’t deal with that,” said Salihamidžić. “I expect that we will see Robert training on July 12th on Säbener Straße.” Most recently, Spanish media reported that the Catalans want to prepare an offer of around 50 million euros for the soon to be 34-year-old Poland captain.
Mané’s commitment should also have no effect on the future of national player Serge Gnabry. “The Mané transfer has nothing to do with Serge Gnabry. We definitely want to deepen the talks with Serge again to see if he is ready to extend this transfer window,” said Salihamidžić.
In the case of the 26-year-old offensive player, who has direct competition from Liverpool striker Mané, Salihamidžić formulates FC Bayern Munich’s position differently. “We really don’t want to go into the last year of his contract without hearing from him that he wants to stay,” said the board. You don’t want to build up any pressure. “But one thing is clear: From the club’s point of view, it would only be fair if a player did not want to extend the contract that we talk about how we can solve this situation satisfactorily for everyone involved.”