Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has been making headlines lately after reports of a summer transfer to Chelsea FC started doing rounds in recent weeks. Thomas Tuchel is reportedly very keen on bringing the striker to Stamford Bridge ahead of the coming season.
Although, in an interview given to Goal, club president Herbert Hainer confirmed that the club has no plans to sell the player this summer and emphasized that he will see his contract through which runs until 2023.
“Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team. He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munich. I could imagine him staying with us for even longer. He will honour his contract. He will definitely play the next two seasons here at Bayern Munich”, added Hainer.
Hainer was asked about the possibility of bringing in Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland as a potential replacement for the Polish striker. He replied, ”No. As I said, Robert will definitely be here for the next two seasons with Bayern. Then we will look for a successor.”
Lewandowski capped off last season by breaking Gerd Müller’s 49-year-old record of most goals in a single Bundesliga season – which many people thought he wouldn’t be able to do after missing almost a whole month due to ligament injury. This reaction from the front office about the player’s future is not a shocker given how important his presence is at the club.