Things between Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich have been a little frosty to say the least after the last few months.
After finishing one goal behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Bundesliga golden boot last season, Lewandowski expressed his anger towards his teammates and coaching staff for not supporting him enough in his pursuit of that accolade.
During the summer, reports were published claiming that the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea had held talks with the 29-year-old’s agent regarding a summer transfer, claims that Bayern Munich swiftly laid to rest.
Now, the Poland international has criticized the Bundesliga champions’ transfer policy to Spiegel, having failed to make any big splashes in the summer.
Bayern has to come up with something new and be creative, if the club wants to keep luring world-class players to Munich. And if you want to keep up at the very highest level, you need these players’ quality.
Lewandowski’s comments have not sat well with many people in and around the club, and former star Stefan Effenberg has hit back at the striker and has urged Bayern to sell him.
On the one hand, he’s attacked the philosophy of the club, Uli Hoeness has already said several times that they will not spend totals by €100 million or €150m
He also attacked his colleagues, who in his opinion apparently did not have the quality to win what he wants: the Champions League.
I said a few weeks ago that Bayern are in danger of losing touch with PSG and Barcelona if they are not willing to pay these sums. However, Lewandowski is a player – in this role, he should not express such statements publicly. In addition, the decision of Uli Hoeness is now irrefutable and the quality of the team is high despite ‘low’ expenditure.
They have to separate themselves consistently from the foreign top players in the coming years, including Lewandowski. He could go to Paris, where such enormous sums are paid, or Barcelona. Then he has a club that does what he wants.
Bayern Munich remain unwilling to let their star striker leave any time soon but rest assured that the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea will be interested should he be on the market.