Barcelona ‘ready to make FINAL offer of £34.5m plus add-ons’ for Robert Lewandowski
Barcelona ‘set to make a FINAL offer to Bayern Munich of £34.5million plus add-ons’ for No. 1 target Robert Lewandowski… with President Joan Laporta ‘calling the striker to ask for patience’ to the to get a deal
- Robert Lewandowski desperately wants to transfer from Bayern Munich to Barcelona
- Negotiations dragged on with Bayern unwilling to deviate from their price
- Reports in Spain say Barcelona will now offer nearly £35m plus add-ons
- The Spanish side tries to navigate financial difficulties to capture the striker
Barcelona are reportedly set to make a final offer of €40m (£34.5m) in a desperate bid to bring in top target Robert Lewandowski.
The Spanish giants have made no secret of the fact that they want to add the 33-year-old, who is in the final year of his contract with Bayern Munich, to their attack this summer.
Bayern, which recently added Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, have held up so far, but Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet Sport, are ready to make their best – and final – offer to bring in Lewandowski.
Barcelona ready to make final offer for Robert Lewandowski (left), according to Sport (right)
Sports detail that Barcelona will pledge £34.5 million plus add-ons.
They are said to be unwilling to go above that price as Lewandowski is in the final 12 months of his Bayern contract and is 33 years old.
Lewandowski boldly went public earlier this summer, declaring that he sees no future for himself at Bayern Munich.
That was expected to accelerate his departure, but he remains frustrated in Bavaria on his way to the end of June.
Barcelona boss Xavi plans to revise his attack in a bid to chase the LaLiga title
Lewandowski (right) has reportedly asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to strike a deal before Bayern Munich sign up for season preparation on July 12.
Sports report continued to say that Barcelona president Joan Laporta has not lost hope of making a deal and called Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, last week to be patient.
That appeal reported that Lewandowski has been told he remains their main target and that the delays are due to the club’s perilous financial situation, which requires player sales to accommodate the salary cap to register new players.
Lewandowski has reportedly made a request to Laporta to close a deal before July 12, when Bayern’s season preparations begin.
Ahead of the Poland-Wales game earlier this month, Lewandowski left no doubt that his career with the German club was ‘over’.
My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club,” he said.
“Bayern is a serious club and I don’t think they will keep me – I don’t want to play there anymore.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line for Barca since he moved from Arsenal
‘A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me.’
Barcelona manager Xavi sees Lewandowski as the ideal spearhead for his rebuilding ahead of his first full season at the helm.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has led the line for Barca since joining five-time Champions League winners Arsenal in February.
LaLiga champions Real Madrid finished 13 points ahead of Xavi’s second-placed side in 2021-22, scoring 12 league goals more than their closest rivals.
Much change is expected at Barcelona this summer, with Manchester United closing in on a £70m deal from midfielder Frenkie de Jong.