Lewandowski possibility interests Real Madrid
Sky Sports Germany reports that Robert Lewandowski's agent is listening to offers from various clubs in Europe. Real Madrid have tried to sign him in the past.
The always well-informed Sky Sports Germany has broken news this week about the possibility of Robert Lewandowski's hasty departure from Bayern Munich, which could open up a new scenario for Real Madrid.
The Polish striker, who has long been to the liking of Madrid’s sporting direction, will see his current deal at Bayern expire in 2023, and, at 32, could leave for an affordable market price of around €60 million. That certainly makes him a viable option for a Madrid looking to strengthen its front line. Though, of course, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland remain the two top priorities in that regard.
Sky Sports reports that the player's agent Pini Zahavi (whom he hired a few years ago precisely to engineer his move to Real Madrid) is listening to offers from various clubs in Europe. Bayern could be open to the sale as it would see the club pull in much needed funds amid the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic.
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Real Madrid and Lewandowski past links
Lewandowski was close to signing for Real Madrid on at least three previous occasions. On one of those occasions in 2014, Madrid even went as far as to make an offer that was sent to the forward's agent.
Florentino Pérez’s initial interest in the Polish striker was piqued after his famous four goals for Dortmund in a 4-1 rout of Madrid in 2012-13, which made him the first-ever player to score three or more goals against Los Blancos in the Champions League.
In the second leg, Pérez even went out of his way to meet with the forward at the Bernabéu. "Yes, we talked,” Lewandowski himself confirmed to Bild shortly after.
Madrid had him in reach. It was the summer of 2014, before he joined Bayern on a free transfer after his Dortmund contract expired. Cezary Kucharski, his agent at the time, proposed that Madrid pay the €20 million penalty clause that Bayern had forced Lewandowski to agree to when he put his signature on a pre-contract that tied him to the Allianz Arena several months prior. In the end, Pérez chose against this option.
With Ronaldo and Benzema, Pérez let Lewandowski operation go
With Karim Benzema, who arrived in 2009, the well-established number 9 at that point, Madrid were not in desperate need and Lewandowski’as arrival would have likely prompted the French striker’s departure from the Bernabéu.
Furthermore, Madrid also had Cristiano Ronaldo knocking in 50 goals a season. But now the situation is very different and Lewandowski could just be that forward that Madrid is looking for for the next three or four years.
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