Let’s start with this introduction: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is the best striker in the world and the best player in the world. Any club he’s in has to do everything they can to keep him in good shape because he’s so good.
But as for Bayern Munich, the Poland international has made it clear that he wants to move forward and that there is no chance of him extending his contract with the club. This is not a difficult negotiation or a conspiracy for more money – Lewandowski just wants to skip the city.
While his exit would leave Bayern Munich with a Jupiter-sized hole in their attack, it is time for the three sides (Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Lewandowski) to join their heads and strike a deal.
Keeping a player unhappy against their will is wrong in the first place and will be a distraction throughout the season. Moreover, having potential players in the same situation (Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry) will be an even bigger problem due to the daily grind of questions that the front office, coaches and players will have to answer. A “what if and why not” season of media isn’t something any team needs.
Moreover, there is no doubt that Lewandowski will leave. Rebuilding from his loss must begin as soon as possible … Delaying the inevitable will serve no one.
Yes, there are several repercussions of selling it now:
1 – Revenue from the long-term in the Champions League is likely to exceed any transfer fees earned from the sale of Lewandowski.
2 – No one can replace what Bayern Munich is doing.
However, waiting for the remodeling of Bayern Munich to begin does not make sense. There is a new coach with a new generation of players ready to lead the club, while veterans such as Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller offer the latest tips on how to lead the club into the next era.
If Lewandowski wants to leave, no longer invested in the project at the club, and even makes veiled threats about steadfastness, then just let him go.
And before the mob started collecting sticks and torches to drive him out of downtown Munich as it was Franken DuskyIt’s important to remember that the club is not an innocent bystander here.
There is a clear pattern of behavior from the club that translates into a feeling of lack of appreciation by the players. There is also a clear gap in what players consider an open line of communication compared to what the front office believes.
Bayern Munich may not have caused Lewandowski to want to leave (although the club probably did), but the last calendar year letting that situation boil over without a proactive approach to tackling the problem hasn’t helped.
Lewandowski has been a key figure in the club’s history and is one of the best-dressed Bayern Munich players ever. Now, it’s time for him to move on – and the club should let him do that.