Julian Nagelsmann unhappy at having to deal with Robert Lewandowski’s future in his first interactions with the star striker… as new Bayern Munich boss confirms interest in the Pole with Manchester City weighing up a move
- Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals in 40 games in all competitions last season
- The 32-year-old forward has a contract at the Allianz Arena until 2023
- New Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann says he’s already spoken with the striker
- But he’s not best pleased that his ‘first official act’ is to talk about his contract
- Manchester City are currently weighing up a move for the Poland captain
New Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is unhappy about having to deal with Robert Lewandowski’s future in his initial conversations with his star man.
Lewandowski, who won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award in 2020, scored 48 goals in 40 games in all competitions last season as Bayern won their ninth Bundesliga in a row.
The 32-year-old has a contract at the Allianz Arena until 2023 but Nagelsmann – who took over from Hansi Flick in the summer – confirmed interest in Lewandowski and admitted he wasn’t best pleased at having to immediately deal with his future in talks.
There is outside interest in Robert Lewandowski, confirmed Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann
Naglesmann (L) admitted he wasn’t best pleased at having to deal with Lewandowski’s future
‘The rumours about Robert Lewandowski have been around for ages, I think since he joined Bayern Munich,’ he said to Sky Germany.
‘I think it’s normal for someone who scores so many goals that almost every club puts out a feeler.
‘I think on one hand Robert knows what he has in Munich, what he has in this team. I’ve spoken to him and texted him. I’m not very fond of the first official act with a player being to immediately discuss his contractual situation.’
Naglesmann’s irritations come as Manchester City weigh up a move for the Poland captain after their initial £100m bid for No 1 target Harry Kane was rejected.
Naglesmann has been taking training in pre-season which started last week in Munich
Lewandowski has won the lot at Bayern, including claiming the Champions League in 2020
Lewandowski himself has never discounted the prospect of moving away from Bayern, as he enters the latter stages of his career.
‘I am always curious to learn a new language, a new culture,’ he said in May. ‘But whether it will be in football or after my career, even I don’t know.’
Real Madrid are another club who have been linked with the forward, who is currently away on holiday following Euro 2020.