Bayern Munich ask Barcelona to give them top rated Midfielder in exchange for Lewandowski
Barcelona’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski has been made tricky by Bayern Munich’s stance on their ace goalscorer.
The 33-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with the German champions. And meaningful talks over a new deal are yet to take place. The striker is demanding a long-term deal which Die Roten have been reluctant to offer, leading to a standoff.
But, Bayern Munich are uninterested in a sale and remain keen on working out an arrangement to extend his contract.
Even if they consider a sale, the German Rekordmeister would demand a significant sum, which might make it problematic for Barcelona.
And, SPORT is now reporting that Bayern Munich would be reluctant to accept any Barça player as part of the deal in an attempt from the Catalans to reduce the asking price for Lewandowski.
The report claims that the Bavarian giants feel that the wage structure at Barça is ‘crazy’ and that some of the players are way too overpaid by the club, which they cannot afford due to their more disciplined and stringent wage structure.
However, the only player that Bayern are interested in is midfield prodigy Gavi. The 17-year-old’s breakthrough season at Camp Nou has attracted a lot of eyeballs from across Europe, with Die Roten among his admirers.
However, Gavi is not for sale and Barcelona are working on tying the Spanish international down to a long-term contract. So, the possibility of the La Masia graduate being a part of the Lewandowski deal is not on the table.
Another Barcelona player that Bayern held an interest in was Sergino Dest. While the USMNT star could be allowed to leave, the Bavarian giants are unlikely to accept him either, as they are closing in on the capture of Noussair Mazraoui from AFC Ajax.
So, it remains to be seen how things evolve in Barça’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski and whether they can convince Bayern to part ways with their legendary striker.