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Ex-agent: Robert Lewandowski was never first choice for Real Madrid

Finally, we get more behind-the-scenes details on the Lewy to Madrid transfer saga.

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In an interview with, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s former agent, a man named Cesary Kucharski, came clean about what was going on behind the scenes when Lewandowski was courting Real Madrid in the summer. Kucharski was sacked by the Polish striker and replaced by Pini Zahavi back in February, ostensibly to facilitate a move to Spanish capital.

Now, it appears that Robert Lewandowski’s interest in a transfer was not reciprocated by the Blancos. “For Real Madrid”, Kucharski revealed, “Robert was never the first choice.” This would be in line with reports from the time, when it was said that Florentino Perez contacted Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and categorically denied that there was any contact with the player.

Kucharski revealed that money had a role to play in the who fiasco, and that Lewandowski’s “attitude to money became a problem”. When asked if he would go on strike to facilitate the move, Kucharski replied:

A strike would do nothing but damage his image in Germany.

He also feels that it would be impossible for Zahavi and Lewandowski to force the Bayern brass to release him from his contract, which runs until 2021:

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß have a lot of experience, they were footballers themselves and can therefore understand the perspective and responsibility of the footballer. They understand that footballers are different from those who have to make decisions.

For what it’s worth, Kucharski also said this:

Robert is a professional and likes to play at Bayern.

If what he says is true, then perhaps Bayern might finally have a summer where it doesn’t need to worry about its striker situation.

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