Bundesliga club Bayern Munich’s Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic has brushed aside the rumours of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski moving out of the club. Salihamidzic has assured that the 33-year-old is going nowhere. Notably, Lewandowski has still one year left in his contract with the German club but reports are rife that the striker has expressed interest in moving out of the club.
The rumours took more pace as the club roped in Senegal striker Sadio Mane from Liverpool for a whopping €41m. However, Hasan Salihamidzic looks at this signing differently and said that the club wanted to increase the competition for a spot in the team. The Bosnian further said that he does not care about Barcelona making a move to get Lewandowski in Camp Nou.
“I don’t care about that. I’m expecting to see Robert in training at Sabener Strasse on July 12,” said Hasan Salihamidzic when asked about the Spanish club showing interest in Bayern’s top striker. “I understand your question, but our position is clear: Robert has a contract until the summer of 2023,” the 45-year-old added.
He also explained Mane’s signing and said that club never signed him as anyone’s replacement. “We signed Sadio to increase the competition in our team. We weren’t happy with our Champions League exit against Villarreal. We want to strengthen the fight for spots in our team,” said Munich’s Sporting Director. “The signing of Mane will reshuffle the cards for every attacking player. We have never thought about having to let a player go when we signed Sadio,” he added.
Coming to Lewandowski’s transfer rumours, Premier League club Chelsea and La Liga Club Paris Saint-Germain have also been attributed with an interest in the 33-year-old. However, the German club is clear about their striker’s future with them despite him showing any desire for a new venture.