In recent weeks, there have been half-hearted rumors that Robert Lewandowski would potentially be interested in a move away from Bayern Munich as early as this summer, as there are a bevvy of clubs interested in signing him and willing to pay.
Lewandowski’s current contract with Bayern runs through June 2023, but he has recently hinted that an extension is around the corner at some point in the future. Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has been touted as a potential long term replacement for the Polish ace, but Oliver Kahn has already ruled out a mega transfer to Bayern for the Norwegian starlet.
Most recently, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has come out and said that Lewandowski is going absolutely nowhere for the time being (Bild). When he was asked whether or not Lewandowski would be staying at Bayern, he bluntly replied, “Sure, he stays! Who sells a player who scores 60 goals a year?”
To take it one step further, Rummenigge also said that the reports suggesting Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, had asked for Bayern to consider selling his client this summer were false. On the contrary, he said, the club was never approached by Zahavi over a potential Lewandowski sale this summer: “He didn’t ask. He knows exactly what makes FC Bayern tick. When the transfer market opens on July 1st, there will be thousands of rumors that will also affect FC Bayern. It is important that the facts are always in favor of FC Bayern,” Rummenigge explained.
Kahn also doubled-down on the club’s stance that their star number nine won’t be going anywhere this summer. The constant links to Haaland always bring up question marks around Lewandowski’s future at Bayern, but it’s all just anecdotal speculation at this point and Kahn affirmed that he’s confident the five-time Torjägerkanone winner can play at this top level for more seasons to come: “Robert still has a two-year contract here and his performance is beyond question. He currently has 39 Bundesliga goals! For that reason alone, we don’t have to worry about Haaland today. We are glad to have Robert with us in this condition. He can hold this level for a few more years. Robert is one of the most important parts of this team. We don’t think about giving it up.”