Even though Barcelona is still interested, Bayern Munich’s president Herbert Hainer says he is “confident” that Robert Lewandowski will stay next season.
Lewandowski and the Bundesliga champions are in a contract dispute. Bayern’s star player, Lewandowski, says he hasn’t been offered any new terms to extend his stay past the end of his current deal in June 2023.
Bayern, on the other hand, says that a “concrete offer” is on the table as Barcelona tries to sign Lewandowski. Lewandowski has made it clear that he wants to join the LaLiga team.
The Poland international said at the end of May that his time with Julian Nagelsmann’s team was over, but Bayern president Hainer is still hopeful that they will keep their star striker.
Hainer told BILD: “A contract is a contract! Where are we going if a player can get out of a contract early and the club has to pay him until the end of the term?
“I was surprised that Robert decided to tell everyone because if it were up to me, I wouldn’t have.
“Bayern is a club that takes good care of its players and does everything it can to help them play their best. And I have to say that appreciation doesn’t just go one way.
“We’re lucky that we don’t have any money problems. We want the best players on our team, and Robert is one of the best.
“I’m sure he’ll be back with us next season because of this. Robert wants to play football like a real pro.”
In 2021-22, Lewandowski had another great season. He scored 35 goals in 34 Bundesliga games, which was more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.
If the 33-year-old stays for the next season, Sadio Mane, who plays for Liverpool, could join him up front if he decides to stay or go.
And Hainer says that Bayern will be able to get any player they want.
“We can get a player if we really want him, but he has to be right for us,” he said.