Bayern Munich demand €50 million for Lewandowski, to be paid in one instalment
The Robert Lewandowski-Bayern Munich soap opera continues to drag on as the 33-year-old angles for a move away from the Allianz Arena while the club continue to maintain that they do not wish to sell him.
Lewandowski is entering the final year of his contract with the German champions and has made his wishes clear that he does not intend to renew and wants to leave in the summer.
Barcelona have shown a serious interest in signing the 33-year-old Poland captain, with the Catalan giants already believed to have a contract agreement with the legendary goalscorer ahead of a summer move.
While things are sorted on that front, Bayern Munich’s reluctance to let go of Lewandowski has been a major hurdle in Barça’s pursuit of the centre-forward.
But, according to a fresh report from Catalunya Radio, the Bavarian giants might be warming up to the idea of parting ways with their ace striker.
As per the report, Bayern Munich will allow Lewandowski to leave in the summer for a transfer fee of around €50 million. The Bundesliga champions want the entire fee to be paid in a single instalment.
The fact that Bayern Munich might be getting closer to signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool may have played a role in them loosening their stance. With the Reds signing Darwin Nunez, they are ready to offload Mane to Bayern, which, in turn, could lead to Lewandowski’s exit.
Barcelona’s financial situation is not the healthiest currently and a move for the 33-year-old might have to wait until the club completes some player sales while Joan Laporta & co. also look to trigger the economic levers, subject to a vote from the assembly.
Meanwhile, Lewandowski has been attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. But the former Borussia Dortmund star is prepared to wait for Barcelona to get the deal across the line.