The Polish striker has questioned Bayern’s transfer activity, insisting the Bavarians did not spend enough during the summer.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski questioned why his club had a rather quiet summer during the close-season, with European rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona spending big.
The Poland international is obviously not satisfied with Bayern’s new additions – Corentina Tolisso from Lyon, Niklas Sule from Hoffenheim and Kinglsey Coman from Juventus. The Bavarians also took Real Madrid’s Jamez Rodriguez on a season-long deal, adding Sebastian Rudy on a free transfer as well.
However, Lewandowski does not see these players as world-class signings. “Bayern has to come up with something new and creative, if the club wants to keep luring world class players to Munich. And if you want to keep up at the very highest level, you need these players’ quality.” the striker told Der Spiegel.
Meanwhile Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge strongly disagreed with Lewandowski’s claims.
“It would be a pity, if he actually saw it that way. Loyalty is part of Bayern’s DNA and very important to our fans.” Rummenigge told BILD.
“For a long time now we have a serious and successful philosophy that brought us big success. I stick with our chancellor who said the fees should be regulated and reduced.
“Obviously Robert was irritated by PSG’s transfers. He is employed with us as a football player and earns a lot of money. I regret what he said.
“Whoever publicly criticises the club or his team-mates will get in trouble with me personally. He already made false claims last season following the Freiburg match, where he claimed he had not been supported enough.
“I don’t think the player’s might is that high. And Lewandowski can see that when he looks at his contract. He signed until 2021 without an exit clause.
“Regrettably his agent often is his ‘Spiritus Rector’ [guiding light]. That was the case here, too.”