Talks with Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller are “right at the top of the agenda” for Oliver Kahn. And there is one more who is to remain with Bayern beyond 2023.
Oliver Kahn has no illusions that Manuel Neuer will have eclipsed him by the end of his career. “He breaks all records and leaves nothing left for me,” the FC Bayern board boss said on Wednesday of the captain and regular goalkeeper, who he believes will still be a professional at 40: “He is very, very voracious. “
It is obvious that FC Bayern does not want to let this insatiable top professional go. And because the current contracts of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller, arguably the most important offensive players, also end in 2023, important talks are pending at Säbener Straße.
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“Whether it’s Manuel Neuer, whether it’s Robert Lewandowski, whether it’s Thomas Müller – they are all greats of this club, all players on whom you can also pin the successes of the last decade and the current successes,” said Kahn. “It goes without saying that we go into exchanges with all these players to also understand what their considerations are and what they want. Of course, that is high on our agenda in the near future. “
FIFA World Player Lewandowski, who had recently left his future open, described Kahn as an “absolute phenomenon” and “insurance” for FC Bayern. “Of course we will do everything we can to keep Robert with us for as long as possible.”
Moving a little under the public radar is the contract of a fourth guarantor of success at FC Bayern, which expires in 2023: sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “I can very well imagine that Hasan will stay at FC Bayern Munich for a long time. We work very well together, it’s tremendous fun,” said Kahn. “When you look at his work, when you look at the squad, when you see the success the team has had under his aegis so far, it all speaks for him. “