Barcelona asked to shell out €60 million for Robert Lewandowski
A recent report from MARCA has dropped an update on Barcelona’s pursuit of a new forward. The Catalans are desperate to shore up their options in the goalscoring department, with Robert Lewandowski among the players topping Xavi’s wishlist.
Regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of football, Lewandowski’s records at Bayern Munich are nothing short of exemplary. But having won almost everything in Bavaria, the Pole is now looking for a new challenge.
Many reports across Spanish media suggest Lewandowski is keen on leaving Allianz Arena at the end of the season.
It has put Bayern Munich in a difficult situation as the German Rekordmeister could risk losing the forward for free if they keep hold of him in the summer.
However, Barcelona are in a muddle as well, as their financial constraints have made it difficult for the club to meet the Pole’s wage demands. But more importantly, Barça are struggling to match Bayern’s price tag.
Despite Lewandowski only having a little more than a year left in his contract, the Bavarians are holding out for a fee of €60 million. It is quite a fortune for a player who is set to turn 34 later this summer.
In fact, meeting such demands could see the former Borussia Dortmund superstar become the most expensive player in his age group.
Bayern argue it is a reasonable fee for the frontman, who has broken all kinds of records in the recent past and scored 73 Bundesliga goals in the last 58 matches.
With 86 goals, he is also third in the all-time list of Champions League scorers, recently surpassing Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema (83).
Even so, Barcelona are unlikely to meet Bayern’s €60 million price tag. They are willing to fork out a fee of around €25 million, but the Catalans could be open to including several unwanted stars as part of the deal, including Sergino Dest.