Bayern Munich are currently negotiating a new contract for former Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. However, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich will not pay extravagant wages to the Pole.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich look to tie Lewandowski down on a new and improved contract. His current contract runs until June 2017 and the Bavarians want to secure the striker’s services for a longer term, amidst strong rumours of his potential move to Real Madrid.
In November 2013, Lewandowski confirmed he would sign a pre-contractual agreement for Borussia Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich, which officially happened on 3 January 2014. Robert signed a five-year contract, and joined his new team at the start of the 2014-2015 season.
Since joining the reigning German champions, Lewandowski has scored 67 goals in 100 appearances, with 42 of them coming in the course of last season.
But despite his great form, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the club won’t be paying crazy money for the striker.
“We have had a number of meetings with Lewandowski’s agents and we are ready to renew his contract,” Rummenigge revealed to Bild.
“We will definitely not sell him, but we have always been willing to change a player’s contract if the situation or his value changes.”
“We will not be paying the kind of wages on offer at Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, though. We are paying some very good wages, but those clubs are paying crazy figures.”
According to Spanish publication AS, Lewandowski desires to play for Real Madrid, and his agent Cezary Kucharski will use the Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid game to set up a meeting between the two parties.