Bayern Munich revealed the price for their superstar forward Robert Lewandowski, which is bit higher side of what Barcelona offered few days back.
Robert Lewandowski has one year left on his Bayern Munich contract and reportedly wants to join Barcelona this summer rather than wait to become a free agent. It is not a secret that he wants to leave the Bundesliga Champions and look for a new challenge and seek the validation that he deserves.
Barcelona made a €40m (£34.4m) offer, but Bayern insisted the striker was not for sale. Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said that he would not let Lewandowski leave the club this summer. And they would not even think of the possibility of selling their goal-scoring-machine anything lesser than £52m.
“We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30 to 40 goals per season,” the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper said. “He has a contract until June 2023 and we’ll definitely have him with us for another season.”
Lewandowski joined Bayern in 2014. He scored 344 goals for the club in all competitions. helped Bayern Munich win three German cups, and eight Bundesliga titles in the last eight seasons and was recently awarded league’s top scorer for the fifth season in a row. His career developed mostly in Germany.
Sky in Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck:
“We did a lot of research, and what we know is that Barcelona are highly interested in Lewandowski.
“Barca want him; Lewandowski is open for Barcelona. It was always a dream for him to play in Spain – either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“There have been talks. Xavi desperately wants a world-class striker who can guarantee 30 or more goals a season. A two or three-year contract is in the making with a salary of about €35 to €40m (£30m to £34m) a year.
“Barcelona are not able to pay high fees but high salaries.”