Lewy to begin Bayern finale amid future doubts

Bayern Munich ahead Robert Lewandowski will begin in Saturday’s Bundesliga finale at Wolfsburg, coach Julian Nagelsmann stated on Friday, however his future on the German champions stays unclear.

The Bundesliga’s prime scorer has a contract to 2023 however German media reported this week the Pole was unwilling to increase his deal, making a transfer away from the membership within the shut season extra seemingly to ensure that Bayern to money in on a switch charge.

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Contract extension talks have began solely not too long ago however have but to ship any outcomes with Lewandowski reportedly sad with Bayern’s method to the discussions.

A crowd favorite, the 33-year-old striker is on observe to turn out to be the league’s prime scorer for the fourth straight time and sixth total, having netted 34 occasions this season within the Bundesliga.

He’s additionally second on the all-time scorers record within the German prime division.

“Robert has educated rather well up to now two days and he additionally scored some good objectives in coaching,” Nagelsmann instructed a digital information convention.

“He will probably be beginning tomorrow. As for the longer term the place of the membership is understood, my place is understood and the contract state of affairs with June 31, 2023 can be recognized.

“I can’t be commenting on anything relating to this. You’ll be able to contact membership officers… or for anything ask Robert.

“As a coach you shouldn’t take your self too significantly and assume you’ll be able to veto a call. I’m the unsuitable individual for one thing like that. I might by no means publicly converse in favour or towards one thing strongly.”

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Lewandowski’s objectives helped Bayern win their tenth straight league title however they had been eradicated early within the German Cup and crashed out of the Champions League on the quarterfinal stage.

Requested whether or not he would begin planning with out the striker for subsequent season, Nagelsmann stated: “I don’t should. We all know his contract length. He’s a part of my plans.”

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