Update — June 29th: 11:53AM EST — Bayern wants €75 million for Lewy
Well, that escalated quickly.
Diario Sport says that Bayern were asking for a transfer fee of €75 million for the 33-year-old, while Barca aren’t willing to go above €40m plus add-ons, so it could be a long negotiation before Lewandowski gets his move.
It is felt that the demand for €75m is to give Bayern a very strong opening position in negotiations, while at the same time it is felt that Lewandowski can no longer continue at the Allianz Arena due to the impact he could have on the morale of the squad.
Perhaps Bayern Munich saw the rumored €65 million Barca will get from Manchester United for Frenkie de Jong and decided it would need a bigger pay day if it is going to sell off Lewandowski?
Update — June 28th: 9:20PM EST — Proposal incoming from Barca
FC Barcelona makes its third offer for Robert Lewandowski (33)! According to BILD information, the Catalans have already sent Bayern the new offer and are now offering a fixed fee of 40 million plus 5 million in bonus payments! There have already been two offers for Bayern’s super striker: first 32 million, last week Barcelona increased it to 35 million. Both are still far too little for Bayern, who continue to insist that the top scorer must fulfill his contract by 2023.
However, the current offer comes close to the 50 million limit, from which Bayern would probably start pondering. And it certainly won’t be Barca’s last word. Because the Lewandowski deal is also closely related to another mega transfer: Manchester United and Barca should almost agree that Frenkie de Jong (25) will move to England for at least 65 million euros.
Will Barca’s next proposal be acceptable to Bayern Munich? Bild thinks that it could at least cause some internal discussions on Säbener Straße:
So far, Bayern haven’t reacted at all to Barca’s offers. But that could change with the new offer...
Barcelona is pushing harder and harder on the transfer. According to our information, it will present another proposal soon. As we heard, the new offer of 40 million euros and bonuses is to be sent to Munich even within the next 24 hours.
The entire package will spin around EUR 50 million. It is still difficult to say whether the latest proposal will be enough to close the deal. However, this is a great offer, considering that the Pole will soon turn 34 years old and only a year remains until his contract expires.
A pitch of €40 million, plus another €10 million in potential bonuses still feels a little light for Lewandowski, but also seems like a lot of money for a cash-strapped club like Barca. So...where will FC Barcelona come up with a package that could total €50 million?
According to SPORT1 information, FC Barcelona and Manchester United have agreed on a transfer fee for Frenkie de Jong. In addition to a basic amount of 65 million euros, another 15 million in bonus payments could be added in the future. Millions that the Catalans could invest to free Lewandowski from Bayern.
Another wrinkle in this story is that Bayern Munich has — allegedly — raised its asking price to €60 million, so even if Barca does submit this proposal, it could be rejected pretty quickly unless Bayern Munich lowers its rumored demands.
Lewandowski has also been linked to Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain.