Per a report by ABC (Spain), Real Madrid is back in on the Robert Lewandowski sweepstakes. The report breaks down the options for Los Blancos that includes high-profile stars like Harry Kane, Mo Salah, and Neymar as well.
The on-again, off-again drama between Real Madrid and Lewandowski has been one of the long-running themes of the past five months. Lewandowski has not done anything to squelch the rumors surrounding his desire to exit Munich and has left Die Roten to make contingency plans in the event he does transfer out. The public nature of the drama has likely increased the asking price for anyone Bayern Munich has targeted to replace Lewandowski as well, which has added great strain to the situation.
In a non-World Cup year, this would be a big story, but in a World Cup summer the hyper-scrutiny of Lewandowski and each of his potential replacements who suit up for their respective countries this summer will be a constant theme. The focus on Lewandowski’s ability to lead Poland out of the group stage and the performance of potential replacements like Timo Werner will get laser focus and foster much discussion over the course the tournament.
Neymar is Real Madrid’s true love, but he’s really expensive
While Neymar is truly Real Madrid’s first target per the report, the staggering price that could be associated with a move for the Brazilian has Los Blancos exploring all options, including Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski once again.
The main objective of the general direction of Real Madrid, headed by José Ángel Sánchez, is the signing of a classic goal scorer that is complementary to Cristiano (Ronaldo). And the Pole Robert Lewandowski is the first chosen by the European champion. Kane is the second option. Salah would only be a third letter, because its price would be huge and for that investment would be chosen Neymar, which is the dream of Real Madrid, a very difficult acquisition that will be tried until August 31. Lewandowski is the most affordable hiring in every way, economic and operational. The starting point is ideal for both parties, club and footballer: both want to marry their futures.
The X-factor in this scenario is agent Pini Zahavi, who was hired by Lewandowski, but also brokered the insane and record breaking €222m move to PSG by Neymar last season. Zahavi’s desire for a bug paycheck from Lewandowski is contingent on his ability to broker a mega-deal; so the agent is highly motivated to make a move happen.
Zahavi was the representative who received the mission of PSG to bring Neymar, whatever it was, to the French club. After a year of secret meetings, the Israeli convinced Neymar Sr. and Neymar Jr. to leave Barcelona and sign the contract of his life with Paris Saint-Germain. Zahavi explained to Nasser Al-Khelaifi that the only way to sign the Brazilian was paying the 222 million clause. Now, Lewandowski begs him to convince Bayern to impose a price for his farewell. He turns 30 in August and it is his “last great opportunity”; the two Manchesterians (City and United) also want in.
No shortage of suitors for the Pole
The Polish striker, who has scored 41 goals this season, turns 30 on August 21 and has made the decision to join his future to the Israeli intermediary (Zahavi) because he needs to leave this season of Bayern to sign “the last big contract with a great European League.” At 30 years old, the cost of the Lewandowski transfer in this current price craze would be around 120 million euros.
According to the report, Real Madrid considers Lewandowski the most reasonable and affordable of all the options they are considering.
Right now, Lewandowski is the most feasible operation. First, by cost. And second, because the player wants to leave Bayern. And the German club assumes that, with 30 years, it must also look for a relief. And he already has one in the the young Timo Werner, a striker for Leipzig. All the pieces fit. Now it is necessary for Bayern to accept the game. Real Madrid is willing. And the Pole, the most.
Lewandowski has allegedly long dreamed of Madrid as a platform to ply his trade and build his brand on a more global scale than what Munich can offer. If Real Madrid truly is back in the game on this, the possibilities of Lewandowski leaving Munich have, indeed, heightened once again.