Real Madrid have reportedly been told to fork out €50 million to swoop Robert Lewandowski away from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
According to a report by Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Bayern Munich have named their price to part ways with Robert Lewandowski in the summer transfer window. The Bundesliga champions want €50 million in exchange of the Polish goal machine, who is being courted by Real Madrid.
Robert Lewandowski has transformed into one of the most prolific players of all time since joining Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2014. The 32-year-old’s record with the reigning Bundesliga champions is simply stunning, having racked up 294 goals and 65 assists in 324 appearances to date.
However, the ongoing transfer window has been riddled with murmurings about Lewandowski wanting to embarking on a fresh challenge this summer. And if the Polish goal machine does intend on leaving Bayern Munich, there is no shortage of prospective suitors keen on signing him, with Real Madrid being at the head of the queue.
The Merengues are eager to take some of the goalscoring burden off of Karim Benzema while also laying down a succession plan for the veteran French striker. While in Lewandowski’s case, he will not be a long-term successor for Benzema, his arrival will surely take some load off of his shoulders, which will be a step in the right direction for Real Madrid.
Los Blancos’ priority this summer have been Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, but the asking price for the duo have been deemed to be unrealistic in the current financial climate. Instead, Real Madrid are hoping for Mbappe to run his contract down next summer while also reportedly having a pre-agreement to sign Haaland in 2022.
To that end, Lewandowski could be a short-term investment for Real Madrid, although they will still need to pay some big bucks to secure his services. As per El Gol Digital, Bayern Munich want €50 million to part ways with the 32-year-old, who is also being tailed by Chelsea, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
Lewandowski, though, wishes to join only Real Madrid if he ends up calling it quits at the Allianz Arena. Having said that, it remains to be seen if the Spanish giants are ready to meet Bayernn’s €50 million valuation of the Polish goal machine or if they turn their attention elsewhere to bolster their attack this summer.