There has been a lot of talk about how much longer Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski can play at his current level.
With Borussia Dortmund almost certainly unable to retain Erling Haaland, many pundits and fans have thought that a move to Bayern Munich would be a natural — and seamless — fit for both the player and the club.
The only obstacles to a potential marriage between the two parties are Lewandowski’s current world class form and Haaland’s money-grubbing agent, Mino Raiola.
Didi Hamann, though, thinks that Bayern Munich will not need to invest into Haaland because Lewandowski has plenty of gas left in the tank.
“I think Lewandowski can still score goals for another two or three years. He got a few years left on his contract, so I don’t think there’s any urgency to renew, but I think he’ll be around for the next two years at least. You don’t really want to give a 33-year-old a four- or five-year contract, so I understand why it hasn’t been extended yet,” Hamann told FreeSuperTips (as made exclusively available to Bavarian Football Works). “ I don’t think they’ll be able to bring in Haaland because I don’t think Bayern Munich can afford him. The financial power the English clubs have will be too much, but at the moment I think Bayern will be pretty relaxed about the situation. If you ask me now, then I believe Lewandowski will finish career at Bayern Munich.”
The next few months will be interesting. The most recent news states that Haaland is not seeking out the ludicrous salary figures that were being bandied about and that he might actually prefer a move within Germany.
Would Bayern Munich let Lewandowski walk? Doubtful.
Would the club seek to find a way to make it work with both players? Maybe.
One thing is certain, however, the two players are both in excellent form as they eat away at the years remaining in their respective contracts.