Former Real Madrid defender Cristoph Metzelder has said that Bayern Munich will do all they can to keep Robert Lewandowski at the club.
The lack of form and goals from Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo has become a big worry for club president Florentino Perez, who is reportedly now coming up with various ideas to replace the tried and trusted trident.
Bale has struggled heavily with injuries in the last 12 months, whilst Benzema and Ronaldo’s form on the pitch this season has been less than impressive, with the latter now said to be keen on a summer return to Premier League side Manchester United.
Whilst those links are still surfacing regarding Ronaldo; Madrid’s desire to sign Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar is growing, whilst they are also interested in Lewandowski, who has previously been linked.
Reports in Marca last week claimed the latter had offered himself to the club last month, but Metzelder has responded to such rumours.
“These are old rumours and while I know that Madrid is a dream club for anyone, Bayern will now allow him to leave,” Metzelder told Sky.
“Lewandowski is irreplaceable for Bayern, they will not be able to find an alternative for him in the market and as such will not sanction his exit.
“Bayern do not give up their top players, Kroos was the only mistake, and they do not need any more money from sales.
“His change in agent? It doesn’t matter, Bayern hold the power and he is under contract, so it will not happen.”
In 181 games for the Bavarian side, Lewandowski has scored a remarkable 139 games, netting 29 goals in 34 games this season.
The 29-year-old Polish striker’s current deal at the Allianz Arena is due to expire in 2021, whilst there is no release clause installed in his deal.