Stefan Effenburg has urged Bayern Munich to consider selling Robert Lewandowski after the striker criticised the club.
Lewandowski hit out at his Bayern teammates last season for not helping him win the Bundesliga’s Golden Boot, and took aim at the club once more over the weekend.
“Bayern has to come up with something new and be creative, if the club wants to keep luring world-class players to Munich,” he told Spiegel. “And if you want to keep up at the very highest level, you need these players’ quality.”
In response, club legend Effenburg says that Bayern should consider selling the player.
“On the one hand, he’s attacked the philosophy of the club,” Effenburg said. “Uli Hoeness has already said several times that they will not spend totals by €100 million or €150m.
“He also attacked his colleagues, who in his opinion apparently did not have the quality to win what he wants: the Champions League.
“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.
“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.”