Extension or modification? FC Bayern Star makes two demands of the club

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Bayern star Robert Lewandowski’s future is still unclear. Modification or extension? Both are possible.

Munich – What future for Robert Lewandowski (33)? FC Bayern would like to keep the super striker after his contract expires on June 30, 2023. But: not at any price. Poker for the future of Lewandowski, who is also spun off by FC Barcelona, ​​is in full swing.

Lewandowski: Contract extension until 2025 not ruled out

If the Pole stays with the record champions, he would like a contract until 2025. In favor of an extension until then: The two-time FIFA World Cup player is one of the big players in the game and is the best striker in the world. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (37/Manchester United) lives as professionally and disciplined as Lewandowski. With this attitude, FC Bayern officials see some guarantee that he will be able to continue playing and scoring at the highest level in the years to come.

A possible sticking point in negotiations with Lewandowski and his adviser Pini Zahavi, who was already in Munich for contract talks: salary. High earner Lewandowski would demand a salary increase for his signing, which is currently believed to be around 24 million euros per year. This gives FCB bosses a headache.

In which direction does Robert Lewandowski’s future lie? The FC Bayern Munich striker is associated with a change. © MIS / Imago

Lewandowski’s demand for more money could be the sticking point

The fact is that due to the corona pandemic, the club had to accept a loss of turnover of around 150 million euros. At the same time, player salaries are increasing. In comparison to Qatari club Paris Saint-Germain, indebted Spaniards Real Madrid and FC Barcelona or investor-backed clubs in England, which generate in the Premier League around four times the annual income of top German clubs, FC Bayern understood this well. boundaries. See David Alaba (29), who joined Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2021 after unsuccessful negotiations.

FC Bayern will also face many imponderables in the future. It is not yet foreseeable how the pandemic, the war in Ukraine or the general economic situation in Germany will develop and what effects this will have on the financial situation of the club.

FC Bayern: Doubts over Haaland’s suitability for the club

What is certain is that the Munich flagship club would like to stay in the dark in the future. This is one of the reasons why, according to information from tz, there should have been a thorough discussion about Erling Haaland (21) in the supervisory board. The Dortmund striker can leave BVB this summer on a fixed transfer fee of 75 million euros despite a contract until 2024. The total package including the salary and commissions of his adviser Mino Raiola and Papa Alf- Inge is expected to be around 300 million euros. At Bayern, there should also be considerable doubt over whether the injury-prone Norwegian is the right fit for the club.

Manchester City are still the favorites for Haaland’s commitment. At Bayern, Lewandowski has priority. Negotiations are likely to be anything but easy.

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