Robert Lewandowski sack his agent of 10years for a new one.
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has stopped working with his agent of 10 years Cezary Kucharski and joined forces with Pini Zahavi.
The Polish striker’s decision will certainly raise eyebrows across Europe and the involvement of Zahavi increases the prospect of a big-money move away from Bayern this summer.
The relationship between 29-year-old Lewandowski and Kucharski ‘just came to an end’, according to Polsat Sport journalist Mateusz Borek, who broke the news.
Israeli agent Zahavi, 74, told Borek: ‘It is a great honour and privilege for me to represent and care about the world’s best striker.’
Lewandowski, who has scored 29 goals in 33 matches for the Bundesliga leaders this season, has been linked with a potential summer move to big spenders Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain.
His new collaboration with Zahavi certainly indicates that the striker is keen to take the next step in his career sooner rather than later.
Zahavi has been under the radar in recent years having overseen the transfers of Rio Ferdinand, Jaap Stam and Juan Sebastian Veron to Manchester United at the turn of the century.
He was an influential figure in Roman Abramovich’s 2003 takeover of Chelsea, a deal which transformed the landscape of the Premier League.
Zahavi was involved in the world-record £198million transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to PSG last summer, reportedly pocketing £30m for his role in the deal.
Lewandowski’s former agent Kucharski, an ex-Poland international striker, saw through the striker’s moves from Lech Poznan to Borussia Dortmund in 2010 and Dortmund to Bayern in 2014.
Lewandowski has scored 139 goals in 180 matches for Bayern since then, winning the Bundesliga in the last three seasons.