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“He knows we really want to keep him!”

Vjeko Keskic

There is still a big question mark behind Robert Lewandowski’s sporting future at FC Bayern. Even if those responsible have repeatedly emphasized that they want to extend the contract with the 33-year-old Pole prematurely, there have been no talks between the club and the player so far. FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann hopes that the FIFA world footballer will stay with Bayern for a long time.

After the clear announcement by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic almost two weeks ago, Nagelsmann has now publicly advocated for the Pole to stay. The 34-year-old emphasized on Tuesday evening before the CL game against FC Salzburg that he is not actively involved in the contract talks with the striker, but that he still wants to do his part to ensure that he stays with the record champions: “Lewy knows about me and also from the club that we really want to keep him.”

“I have many conversations with him”

Nagelsmann also made it clear that the 33-year-old attacker is an important contact for him: “I have a lot of conversations with him, also about substantive things. I also totally take him into my considerations because I want him to always be able to perform at his best. He should feel comfortable and happy on the pitch.” According to club boss Oliver Kahn, Bayern will initiate talks with Lewandowski in the near future. According to reports, both Bayern and Lewandowski himself want to have clarity by the summer as to whether and how the top scorer on the Isar will continue. The Polish national player is currently tied to FCB until 2023.