Bayern Munich are preparing for life without Robert Lewandowski. The Poland international has 12 months left on his current contract with the Bavarians. Bayern have reiterated that the prolific 33-year-old is not for sale amidst interest from Barcelona. Their official position is to keep him at the Allianz Arena beyond next summer but are yet to make any purposeful moves to actualize that. Should he refuse to agree to a new deal, Bayern will look to poach Sebastien Haller from Ajax.
According to reports from BILD, Bayern Munich has already been in contact with Haller’s representatives. The striker is valued at 40 million euros and would command a salary of 10 million euro per season, three times less than what Lewandowski allegedly wants.
Haller has been in tremendous form since joining from West Ham. He has scored 46 goals and provided 16 assists in 62 appearances for De Godenzonen. Replacing Lewandowski would be quite the task as the Pole has proven to be a consistent goal machine season after season. Whether or not Haller is the right man for the job remains to be seen.
Bayern secured their tenth consecutive Bundesliga title in front of their fans when they trounced Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Der Klassiker over the weekend. With that, Die Roten can now plan for seasons ahead. That involves moves in the transfer market, but they would prioritize keeping their best players at the club to ensure more success in the coming years.