Bayern Munich should sell Robert Lewandowski and build a German core for the future if the Polish striker is not happy with the club’s recruitment policy, says Stefan Effenberg.
Despite continuing to dominate the domestic scene in the Bundesliga, Bayern crashed out of last season’s Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Real Madrid.
Lewandowski has been outspoken in his views of Bayern’s project, telling Spiegel: “Bayern has to come up with something new and be creative, if the club wants to keep luring world-class players to Munich.”
Club legend Effenberg is, however, of the opinion that those at the Allianz Arena are favouring the right approach.
“I said a few weeks ago that Bayern are in danger of losing touch with PSG and Barcelona if they are not willing to pay these sums. However, Lewandowski is a player – in this role, he should not express such statements publicly. In addition, the decision of Uli Hoeness is now irrefutable and the quality of the team is high despite ‘low’ expenditure.”
“If Bayern wants to go for this strategy, then they must fully commit. They have to separate themselves consistently from the foreign top players in the coming years, including Lewandowski. He could go to Paris, where such enormous sums are paid, or Barcelona. Then he has a club that does what he wants.”
Lewandowski joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.