Robert Lewandowski's agent Pini Zahavi has a strategy to get his client out of Bayern Munich and is not getting nervous as the German club play their cards.
He is convinced Bayern's resistance is a front and that their stance on selling the player is not as strong as they would have you believe given the threat of him leaving for nothing when his contract expires in 2023.
Zahavi is clear that Lewandowski won't stay at Bayern because he does not want to renew. The last offer the club made disappointed him because it was not in line with his status -- in terms of length or pay.
In addition, the player is not happy about Bayern's move for Erling Haaland, even though the Norway striker ended up joining Manchester City.
For Zahavi, Bayern's attitude is a means of pressing Barça to make an offer. The Catalans will go to 40 million euros but are hopeful of paying less given his age, 33, and contract length, 2023.
The key to pulling the transfer off is patience and breaking down Bayern's resistance. In the coming day, Zahavi will meet again with Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic, but an agreement is unlikely.
Lewandowski feels it's time to embark on a new challenge and he wants to lead Xavi Hernandez's project at Camp Nou. He already has an agreement in principle with the Blaugrana.