FC Bayern may soon have to prepare for a new reality without top striker Robert Lewandowski. The recently rumored change scenario also appears more realistic for his former consultant Maik Barthel.

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“Robert has been in Germany for a long time. He actually knows everything, has won everything there is. The former agent of the Poland in the Podcast “Bayern Insider” with “Bild” football chief Christian Falk his impressions.

“I think if Bayern Munich manages to find an adequate replacement that may also be a little different in terms of play, then it could be that Robert will choose another option,” continued the ex-consultant.

The contract talks with the attacker to expand the cooperation beyond 2023 had recently stalled.

At a meeting on Wednesday, his advisor Pini Zahavi is said to have already asked Bayern bosses Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic for approval, according to “RMC”. “Bild” reporter Falk also reported that Lewandowski wanted to leave the club. A sale in summer is excluded.

Lewandowski has been planning to say goodbye to FC Bayern for a long time

The hottest trace is currently leading to FC Barcelona, which, according to Falk, attracts an annual salary of over 30 million euros. Barthel also considers it “totally realistic” that the Catalans vie with such sums around Lewandowksi.

Meanwhile, such financial dimensions are difficult for Munich. “I think Bayern Munich has a limit that they won’t go over it,” rumored the consultant.

In addition to Barcelona, Barthel still considers Real Madrid to be an interesting option for the top scorer. Already at his time as a consultant there were always flirts with the royal: “Real Madrid was omnipresent. That is a difficult point. In the end, Robert has always fulfilled his job professionally.”

Meanwhile, the fact that the rumor mill around Lewandowski has recently cooked so high is not surprising for Barthel. The star striker had planned his change for years.

The change of consultant from Barthel to Zahavi was at the time for this reason: “The meaning of the change of consultant to Pini Zahavi was actually the goal of Real Madrid or a change at all,” said the ex-agent.