Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona is taking shape. In terms of contract talks, Bayern Munich is in a stalemate with the player. They seem to be on course to be parting ways with their star striker. The striker’s wish is to try on a new challenge. Furthermore, the player’s agent has also confirmed this desire. And as per reports, a verbal agreement with Barca has been reached.
Barca is going through a rebuild under new coach Xavi. He is in search of a top striker to continue his work. However, their primary target, Haaland, has moved to Man City. This is where the Poland captain comes into the picture.
Lewandowski joined Bayern on a free in the year 2014. Since then, he has developed into one of the best strikers in world football. If the move happens, Bayern will reportedly look for a fee of €45 million. But as things stand, Barca has opened talks with a 30 million bid. Yes, you read that right! An official request has gone in for the player. However, Bayern’s response remains to be seen.
Lewandowski to Barcelona transfer close: Mistake by Bayern?
Bayern signed Lewandowski on a free transfer. He joined them on a pre-contractual agreement. Therefore, Bayern’s money for his move will be a bonus. It’s on the pitch where he will be missed. The striker has scored 40 goals in each of the last two seasons for the club. At 33, he’s still in his physical prime. His game understanding makes him a vital clog in any attack. These are the qualities Bayern will hope to find in his replacement. Bayern, to their credit, has a good track record when it comes to squad building.
Will the move work for Xavi’s Barcelona?
Lewandowski to Barcelona is not complete. Barca president Juan Laporta realizes that the transfer won’t be easy. However, Xavi has stated publicly that “he is one of the options.”
The Pole’s skill set is second to none. His contribution on the pitch is world-class in terms of quality. So, if the chance comes, Barca should sign the Pole. The move has the potential to bring the club back among the titles. This could turn out to be a protracted transfer saga in the summer. Camp Nou will once again be in the spotlight.