Bayern Munchen striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly interested in joining Spanish giants Barcelona . The Polish bomber is believed to be looking for a new challenge after spending nearly eight seasons with the Bundesliga giants.
According to Sport , there is a real chance of Robert Lewandowski moving to Camp Nou as his agent Pini Zihavi has close ties to Barca president Joan Laporta.
Lewandowski has won the Bundesliga Goalscorer of the Year award six times.
The 33-year-old has scored 45 goals in just 37 appearances across all competitions this season. His contract with Bayern will expire in 2023.
Hence, Julian Naglesmann’s side could be open to the prospect of selling Lewandowski this summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next year. Reports suggest the Polish striker wants to make one final move to one of Europe’s top clubs before he enters the twilight stages of his career.
Barcelona appear to be heading in the right direction under Xavi Hernandez. The club sank ninth in the La Liga table when the Spaniard took over at Camp Nou midway through the first half of the season.
The Catalan giants have moved up to third place in the league standings and have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. They have scored four goals in five of their last six matches in all competitions. Lewandowski is believed to be interested in being part of the project for the living Blaugrana legend.
What about Aubameyang? Despite Robert Lewandowski’s incredible record and goalscoring ability, the 33-year-old is nearing the end of his career. Barcelona already has an experienced striker in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international has enjoyed a superb start to life at Camp Nou since joining the club from Arsenal on a free transfer in January.
Aubameyang has also formed a formidable partnership with Ferran Torres and Ousmane Dembele in attack.
Salary expense Therefore, Barca will most likely sign a young striker who will provide and protect and compete with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rather than a Robert Lewandowski.
Moreover, Robert must have asked for a high salary which might be a financial burden for Barcelona. They do not want to be trapped in a prolonged financial crisis.