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Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn explains why the club sold Robert Lewandowski

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Jul-17 04:01 first published at 04:01 AM


Bayern Munich was emphatic that Robert Lewandowski was not for sale for a significant portion of the summer. Nevertheless, the Polish striker’s transfer to FC Barcelona was officially completed this past Saturday despite their objections. What actually changed, then? Why did Bayern change their position?
Club CEO Oliver Kahn outlined the managers’ justification in an interview with Bild. The following quotes are from @iMiaSanMia:

Speaking to @cfbayern, Oliver Kahn “”Basta” is the way to terminate a conversation. And at the time, I really desired it because we hadn’t received an offer for Robert and didn’t have any other options in the works two months prior. The situation has significantly changed since then.” [@BILD] — Germany and Bayern The 16th of July, 2022

In the end, FC Barcelona provided a price that made selling Lewandowski entirely rational for us, he concluded. Additionally, we recently had great success on the transfer market and acquired Sadio Mane, a player of the highest caliber, for the attack.
Lewandowski reportedly received a salary of almost €45 million guaranteed with €5 million in additional bonuses. Bayern’s first demand was for at least €50 million fixed, paid in full. It is obvious that the club had to lessen its requirements in order to allow a transfer.
Kahn stated, “My job is to constantly accomplish the best for FC Bayern. “We always held the initiative and always operated with strength. Finally, we decided it was best to allow Robert to leave. We at FC Bayern can easily live with this result.
The renowned former goalie had the following to say about the negotiations themselves: “Clinging to something out of extreme stubbornness or out of one’s own ego is more of a sign of weakness for me. Always consider what is best for FC Bayern, the organization, the group, and the supporters. I make decisions based on that.
Kahn was undecided when asked if Bayern would replace the departed striker, saying only that Bayern will monitor the market. He emphasized that Julian Nagelsmann has a great team and all the resources necessary to maintain the caliber of Bayern’s attacking play.
Therefore, based on the CEO’s own words, Lewandowski’s leaving shouldn’t have any impact on Bayern Munich’s future success. The onus is on the coach and team to disprove him. The Bayern management spent a lot of money on the team during this transfer window, despite losing Lewy. Results are required from such investments, particularly in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.

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