With a year left on their respective deals, the duo – who are integral to recent success at the Allianz Arena – are reportedly considering a summer outing.
Serge Gnbary says his and Robert Lewandowski’s potential decisions to look for a new club are not just linked to financial matters, as the duo would continue to move towards an exit from Bayern Munich with the end of their contracts.
The duo could leave the Allianz Arena a year before the end of their current deals with the Bundesliga champions, after rejecting new offers for an extension at the club.
Both are now on international duty, but speaking about his future at Bayern, as well as the transfer saga that has embroiled him and his team-mate, Gnabry insisted the choice to seek a new team would be linked to the treatment of the club.
What did Gnabry say about the Bayern transfer saga?
“In my opinion, it’s a bit of a shame to see things come and go – as a team-mate, as a member of the club,” Gnabry told a press conference in Germany. “That’s why I hope that a peaceful agreement will take place one way or another.
“It’s not that each of us only thinks about money. There are other things that play a big role in making you feel good.
“Appreciation should come from both sides – from club to player and from player to club.”
What about Lewandowski’s future?
Lewandowski’s desire to draw a line under his highly successful spell has been widely publicized in recent months, with the player himself declaring his Bayern career “over” last month.
However, with a year left on his contract at the Allianz Arena, the Polish star is betting heavily on either a deal being struck for his release or a major suitor – Barcelona being his most widely cited suitor – shelling out a hefty transfer fee .
Bayern, for their part, have expressed frustration with the striker’s actions, while Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for his services.
What’s the case with Gnabry’s future?
Meanwhile, Gnabry also sees his contract with Bayern expire next season and attracted interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool in the spring as the club tried to persuade him to stay.
But it looks like he could still force an exit this off-season too, with La Liga and the Premier League as likely destinations, as does Lewandowski.
Gnabry started his career in England, where he played for Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion.