FC Barcelona are currently making major financial efforts to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. However, the Catalans have already failed with the first three offers. It’s quite possible that the striker’s dream club still has to step up a lot. As it is said from Spain, it takes significantly more money than previously assumed to persuade Munich to negotiate.
Where exactly is FC Bayern’s pain threshold for Robert Lewandowski? Most recently, consistent media reports said that those responsible for the record German soccer champions were willing to talk from around 50 million euros.
In public, board member Oliver Kahn (“Basta”) and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic continue to emphasize that the world footballer will not leave the club and will play for Munich in the coming season, but behind the scenes the veto should crumble.
However, a report from Spain now raises doubts that the already mentioned 50 million euros in transfer fee would be enough. According to information from the Spanish “Sport”, the bosses of FC Bayern even imagine 75 million euros for the Polish national player, whose contract ends next year.
Barca boss contacted Lewandowski
FC Barcelona is currently a long way from this sum. The last of three rumored offers is said to be a base fee of 40 million euros, with additional payments allegedly being made. Depending on the media report, these success bonuses could then increase the transfer fee to a little less than 50 million euros.
Like the first two, the German record champion is said to have rejected this offer, but according to “Sky” and “Sport1” there was a first real exchange with the Barca side and direct contact with Barca sports director Mateu Alamany.
In view of the financial discrepancies, however, poker for the 33-year-old is likely to continue. According to the Spanish “Sport”, Barcelona President Joan Laporta has already contacted Lewandowski and asked for patience with the Pole, who has repeatedly publicly announced his desire to move.
However, in a round of journalists before the weekend, Laporta is said to have spoken of a pain limit for the Catalans with a view to a Lewandowski transfer. This, in turn, would probably not allow for a Lewandowski commitment.