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Niko Kovac: Bayern Munich will not let Lewandowski leave

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Bayern Munich’s new coach acknowledged that Lewandowski is still toying with the idea of leaving, but reiterated (yet again) that the club will not let him go.

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Another day, another reaffirmation that Bayern Munich’s wanderlusty striker, Robert Lewandowski, is not about to wander off anywhere. In today’s iteration of this timeless classic, Bayern’s new head coach Niko Kovac took to the microphone, acknowledging candidly that,

It’s right that Robert is toying with the idea of going elsewhere. But what he’d like is one thing, and what we’d like is another. We decide. Robert has a contract — I don’t even know for how long — that he’ll fulfill here for as long as possible.

That would be until 2021. It was surely a stroke of prescient genius when Bayern Munich persuaded Lewandowski to extend his original five-year contract from 2014 to 2019 to 2021 back in 2016.

Had Bayern’s front end failed to do so, they would undoubtedly have spent a frustrating summer attempting to maximize their return before Lewandowski entered on what would have been his final season. Instead, it is Bayern who possess all the leverage. As Kovac said, “He will not leave this club. We will definitely not let him go.”

Kovac also, naturally enough, expressed his unshakable confidence in the striker: “Robert Lewandowski stands for success, and for goals, and he will also prove that in the future.” With Bayern Munich, of course.

Source: Sky Sports News HD via AZ