Real Madrid are hoping to sign Europe’s hottest striker, Robert Lewandowski, from Bayern Munich at the end of the season before they potentially face a transfer ban.
Well it’s no surprise really that Real Madrid are interested in signing Robert Lewandowski, the Poland international has 20 goals in 21 appearances for Bayern Munich and set a new Bundesliga record earlier this season when he came off the bench and scored 5 goals in 9 minutes. Who doesn’t want a striker than can do that?
There are reports that the striker has declined an offer to open contract talks with Bayern Munich and that his agent, Cezary Kucharski, was at the Bernabeu for Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Getafe at the weekend, however his existing deal with Bayern runs until the summer of 2019 makes any deal difficult.
This rumour also places serious doubt over the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale as surely someone has to leave to make room for Lewandowski.
Ronaldo is being linked with a return to Manchester United or a move to Paris Saint-Germain and when you consider he will be 31 at the end of the season, this could be Real Madrid’s last chance to cash in on him.
There are doubts over Benzema futures as the investigation continues into his role in the, alleged, blackmail plot of his France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
And despite helping the club win the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in his first, Bale hasn’t settled in as well as would have been hoped when the club paid a world record £86 million for him and he has been linked with returns to the Premier League. Real president Florentino Perez however appears to be backing Bale to succeed at the club and doesn’t plan to sell.
Bayern don’t need to sell Lewandowski since he’s under contract with them until the end of the 2018/19 season but with Pep Guardiola potentially leaving in the summer they might be tempted to sell him to raise funds for a new manager to rebuild the squad.
It’s easy to see why Real Madrid want Lewandowski but it could be an expensive deal.