Robert Lewandowski Wants a New Challenge
Bayern Munich value 32-year-old at £100Million and Are Reluctant to Sell Talisman
Lewandowski is keen on a move away from the German giants. However, Bayern’s £100 million valuation of the striker is likely to price him out of a possible move this summer. Having joined the Munich side in 2014, he has since scored 297 goals for the club in 331 appearances. Such consistent and sensational form explains this price tag.
However, with his 33rd birthday this weekend, it is unlikely that many are willing to take a £100 million hit on a player of his age – especially in a COVID-19 market. Despite his good injury record and incredible physical condition, a price like that for an ageing forward will put off potential buyers.
The prolific goalscorer has another two years on his current contract which will see him remain at the club until just before his 36th birthday. According to the report, he wants his future and his next club decided and confirmed before his 35th birthday.
Despite being happy in Germany, he is frustrated by Bayern’s reluctance to sanction a move. However, he is adamant he will do everything he can to avoid jeopardising his relationship with the club he has won 18 trophies with over his seven year spell.
This desire to find a new club is not entirely new. Previously Lewandowski has expressed his excitement at the prospect of experiencing a new country and learning a different language.
Having scored a sensational 41 goals in 29 league games last season, Lewandowski is still clearly at the peak of is powers. Any club who was to sign the Polish international would hope to get at least another two years of world class form from arguably the world’s best number nine.
Who Could Make a Move for Robert Lewandowski?
There is not a club in the world who would turn down an opportunity to sign the FIFA and UEFA Player of the Year. However, many of football’s giants are struggling financially and as a result will be out of the race for his signature.
Chelsea have just signed Romelu Lukaku for £97 million, potentially ruling them out of a move. With their embarassment of riches in attacking positions, they will not be going in for him. As for the likes of Barcelona, their financial struggles are evident, ruling them out of any potential move.
Manchester City are a club who are in need of a striker and have the financial capabilities to make a deal happen. With a deal for Harry Kane still up in the air, they could very well shift their focus to the Bayern Munich man, who appears to be available for cheaper than the England Captain. City boss Pep Guardiola has also previously worked with Lewandowski.
Other than that, there are very few clubs who will be in for Robert Lewandowski. Paris Saint-Germain are a club who have the financial potential for a move of this size. Yet, with the recent acquisition of Lionel Messi, and with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe already at the club, it seems very unrealistic that they would be in for him.
Any move seems unlikely this summer. The Bundesliga campaign has begun, and there is just under two weeks left in the transfer window. However, you can expect that this news has put a number of top clubs on red alert, whether it will be for this window or the next.
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