The two contract ends in 2023, but Salihamidzic did leave the exit door open for the German winger while he remains firm in his intention to retain the Polish striker
Despite Barcelona‘s clear interest and the signing of Sadio Mane, Bayern Munich still intends to keep Robert Lewandowski (33 years old) next season and does not want to sell its great star this summer, although the Polish striker has already stated why actively and passively that his time in Munich is over and he wants a change of scenery.
With a contract until 2023, Lewandowski has run into the refusal of the Bayern leaders when it comes to facilitating his departure and Hasan Salihamidzic, the Bavarian club’s sports director, wanted to make it clear in his recent statements to ‘SkySportNews‘ in which he pointed out “Right now the chance that he will stay is 100%.”
The forcefulness of Salihamidzic ‘s words about Lewandowski’s future differs greatly from Serge Gnabry’s (26 years old) situation. The German international also ends his contract in 2023 and everything indicates that he will not renew with Bayern, but Salihamidzic did leave the exit door open for the skilled footballer in case he decides to undertake a new challenge in his career.
“Gnabry is a great boy. We really want him to stay, we would love him to renew and I think we show him our appreciation. I hope he decides for Bayern, we will intensify the talks over the next few weeks, but if a player does not want to for the club we can find a solution that makes us all happy,” Salihamidzic told ‘Sky Germany’ about the Gnabry situation.
It should be remembered that the newspaper ‘Bild’ pointed out that Barcelona would have presented an offer of 35 million euros to sign Lewandowski. Still, Bayern would have rejected said proposal as they considered the amount of the transfer insufficient.