On Wednesday, Honorary President Uli Hoeneß once again interfered in the poker surrounding Robert Lewandowski. According to ex-squad planner Michael Reschke, the word of the 70-year-old still carries a lot of weight with those responsible at FC Bayern.
“I don’t know anything about a new offer. The way things are in Munich, which I’ve heard in several conversations, Barcelona can actually save themselves further offers,” Hoeneß said in Aachen on Wednesday.
According to Michael Reschke, Hoeneß’ opinion in the Lewandowski case is still very important to the Bayern bosses. “Nobody makes such a far-reaching decision at Bayern alone. In addition to Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidzic, Jan-Christian Dreesen, Marco Neppe and Herbert Hainer, the experience of Uli Hoeneß will certainly be included,” he wrote in a “kicker” column.
The assessment of coach Julian Nagelsmann and former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also play an important role, according to the football official.
“Tough consideration in the interests of the club”
According to Reschke, FC Bayern must consider whether to force Lewandowski to stay or let him go: “Is Robert the decisive factor in at least reaching the Champions League semi-finals? If a clear ‘yes’, it would make sense to him to keep.” Otherwise not.
FC Bayern must refrain from Kahn’s pronounced “Basta” change. After all, it’s not about sensitivities, “but about tough considerations in the interests of the club”.
Despite his contract until 2023, Robert Lewandowski wants to leave FC Bayern this summer. The bosses of the German record champions had recently put a stop to a change several times.
Most recently, the “Bild” reported that the Zoff could even escalate to the extent that Lewandowski could strike away from the Munich team and stay away from training.