Rumors keep popping up that Robert Lewandowski could leave FC Bayern. Spanish media are now bringing up an insane swap deal: Allegedly, the Pole could move to Spain to Atlético Madrid and, in return, clear the way for Portuguese attacker Joao Félix.
One has 39 competitive goals on his account, the other only five – but it should be possible for FC Bayern and Atlético Madrid to swap attackers in the summer. Munich goalgetter Lewandowski would find his way to Spain in this way, while Joao Félix would serve on Säbener Straße in return.
According to “Marca” reporter Roberto Gómez, the situation is as follows: “FC Bayern are very interested in Joao Félix’s contract situation. His departure could open the door for a change of Lewandowski – a player that the ‘Rojiblancos’ on wanted to commit to the road to titles years ago.”
In fact, the name of the Bavarian goalscorer has appeared more frequently in the Atlético environment, but it never became concrete between the two sides.
FC Bayern would have to dig deep into their pockets for Joao Félix
With the alleged exchange partner Joao Félix, there are now some indications of a change of air. Even in his third year in Madrid, the Portuguese, once hyped as a child prodigy, has rarely lived up to expectations.
Since his working paper for the Rojiblancos is still valid until 2026 (!), interested parties would have to put a sum in the hundreds of millions on the table. Atlético had once transferred 127.2 million euros to Benfica.
Joao Félix would not be a position-based replacement for Lewandowski anyway: The 22-year-old is not a classic center forward and feels more comfortable as a hanging striker. At FC Bayern, however, Thomas Müller fulfills this role more than satisfactorily.
The probability that this crazy swap deal will actually happen is correspondingly low…