Bayern Munich have been highly criticized this summer for their passivity at the time of signing new players. Even though they have lost two big names in Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, the Bavarians don’t look as worried as they should with their lack of depth and quality on both flanks of the field.
Everybody around the club is talking about how this situation is going to affect the club next season, with fans eager to see new signings. If that wasn’t enough, now one of their own players has spoken out, blasting the team’s hierarchy for the lack of new assets.
Robert Lewandowski has been very active this summer, talking about a variety of topics, but in recent hours the Polish striker called out his team and asked them to buy players if they want to be competitive next campaign.
"I think we need three new players,' he told Bild. "We lost three players in attack with Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and James, and so far we have not had a [proven] new signing in that area.
"We need another attacking winger - even if Sane comes. Perhaps a No. 6 or a central attacker.
"If you want to play a whole season with 13 or 14 experienced pros, it's going to be hard,' he said. 'We have 50, 60 games over one full season, not three, four, five or six months."
They secured the likes of Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard long before the summer transfer window, but this offseason they haven’t done anything to strengthen the ranks. Meanwhile, Robben, Ribery, Rodriguez, Mats Hummels and Rafinha have all left the club.
The German giants are reportedly confident they can get a deal done with Manchester City over Leroy Sane’s services, but even if he lands in Munich, that move won’t be enough to take Bayern to succeed in Europe.