Robert Lewandowski’s agent Pini Jahavi has made it clear that Polish striker Bayern Munich wants to leave, amid reports that Barcelona have made an offer.
“For Robert, things are very clear: he wants to leave FC Bayern this summer,” Xavi told the German daily Bild.
Lewandowski has already said he wants to leave Bayern, with one year left on his contract, with Barcelona reportedly offering 32 million euros ($ 34 million) to sign the 33-year-old.
Xavi warned Bayern: “Of course they can keep Robert for another year, he has a contract until 2023, but I will not recommend it to them.
“For Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern history.”
Lewandowski, winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award, has won every title available since joining Bayern in 2014, including two wins with former club Dortmund and a total of 10 Bundesliga trophies.
He also won the Champions League with Bayern in 2020.
Lewandowski was the top scorer in the Bundesliga for the fifth year in a row after scoring 35 goals in Germany’s highest flight.
Bayern CEO Oliver Khan and Sports Director Hassan Salihamidzik have both publicly stated that the club will not allow Lewandowski to leave before 2023.
On Sunday, Salihamidzik denounced Jahavi on a Sport 1 talk show.
“He (Lewandowski) has an adviser who has been making a fuss over his head all year,” Salihamidzik was furious.
Xavi played a role in David Alaba’s free transfer to Bayern from Real Madrid in a free transfer, which led to former club president Ulysses Hoyes once describing the player agent as a “piranha”.
Jahavi, 78, says the problem for Lewandowski is not the extra money. “It simply came to our notice then.
“FC Bayern did not lose Lewandowski to the player, but Robert to that person.”
Xavi said he hoped Bayern’s seniors would “think about it again” and give Lewandowski the opportunity to “fulfill a lifelong dream and go to the club (Barcelona) that he has always dreamed of.”
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