The confrontation in Bayern Munich
The Six Scenarios of Robert Lewandowski
7/11/2022 1:21 PM
Robert Lewandowski hasn’t been as serious about his desire for change as he was this summer. During his time at Bayern Munich, the Pole repeatedly flirted with his desire to find his luck in football abroad, but the record champions continued to have his life insurance. A successful déjà vu seems unlikely from the club’s point of view this summer, even if chiefs around Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidzic and shadow king Oli Hoeness refer to the violent “Basta”. But the fact is that Lewandowski has a contract valid until June 30, 2023, so he is tied to the series champion for another season.
Lewandowski shows meticulously and professionally his training at Säbener Straße: Because the striker has always been a professional footballer despite all the hits in the past, he will also appear in training at Bayern Munich this Tuesday. The pole would go through the program set up by coach Julian Nagelsmann, talk to his teammates, maybe joke around and disappear again. A Man for the People, as his colleague Stefan Ursfeld wrote recently, has never been and probably never will be. No need for that. Football is Lewandowski’s job. Bayern Munich is his employer. Cold truth.
Lewandowski appears to rehearse on time but gives the singer: The stage in the past few weeks has left its mark on the 33-year-old. Lewandowski, who admitted to Bayern Munich that something was “died”, took over, but let it become clear with each act how much it bothers him to return to Sabinerstrasse. Among other things, he had justified his frustration by the fact that he had missed the superiors’ appreciation. Although 99 percent of the money is only expressed in euros, Shadow King Hoeneß found it a few weeks ago, but the player side sees it differently. In her view, one would have preferred not to try (in vain) with Erling Haaland, but to negotiate with Lewandowski about the post-2023 future. Of course with the appreciation of a few euros.
Lewandowski goes on strike. Just don’t attend. He wouldn’t be the first footballer to opt for this outrageous kind of protest. Notable models can be found in the Bundesliga, including his former club Borussia Dortmund. Ousmane Dembélé, for example, was so bold that BVB finally let him move to FC Barcelona (what a punch line!). Black and Yellow took advantage of the need of the Catalans, who were in dire need of making a coup, and a total of 150 million euros was transferred. Lewandowski’s environment has repeatedly considered this option in the media in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Spanish media have reported that the player has decided not to strike – but is still hoping and urging for a change.
Lewandowski is sold automatically: No, this is not realistic. Even if FC Barcelona, which has been revived in monetary terms, wants to improve its offer once again according to media reports. But this all-consuming saga suddenly came to a lightning end, no one believed it. Although Basta Salihamidžić and Kahn are slowly softening, but according to “Bild” newspaper, Hoeneß is still there. Which remains unchanged and unchangeable. As a member of the supervisory board, the guy from the outdoor studio in Tegernsee still had a say in approving the transfers. And because, even in the most difficult times, he is always there Salihamidzic believed him and defended him, and the sporting director still had to hear Alpha Bayern’s word.
Lewandowski draws the Devil’s Joker: A contract is a contract. If you think so. Meaning: If the club does not want to let their equivalent striker go until 2023, they have to stay. or not? There is paragraph 17 of the FIFA statutes. And the record champions should tremble before this. This clause grants professional footballers the right to terminate if the following conditions are met. Contracts can therefore be concluded for a maximum period of five years and can be terminated unilaterally by footballers after the age of 28 after three years and by older players after two years. Pole now meets the requirements – unlike when he was in BVB, when he and those around him thought about this option – and could use the clause for himself, perhaps without expecting a ban. But things are not so simple, as sports lawyer Christoph Sheckhardt explained to Bild newspaper: “Basically, he can commit the above-mentioned violation of the law. But whoever gets involved commits ‘Free Keri’! FIFA deliberately keeps the consequences unforeseen. You have a bunch of penalties and measures.” At hand.” And you don’t know how many roses with how many thorns there are.
Lewandowski ends his career and becomes a calendar influencer on Instagram says: Little joke.