In search of a high-level striker for next season, FC Barcelona has set its sights on Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich refuse to transfer their striker. But thanks to the agent of the Pole, a certain Pini Zahavi, the Catalan club is confident on this file.
FC Barcelona dropped the case. Long interested in Erling Haaland in recent months, the Blaugrana do not have the means to recruit the striker from Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian is heading instead to Manchester City, which does not have the same economic concerns. This is why Barça, determined to enlist a world-class goalscorer, fell back on Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich center-forward is one year from the end of his contract, and is a few years older than Erling Haaland. His transfer would therefore cost much less, assuming that his superiors open the door to him.
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This is currently not the case in Bavaria, where several leaders have publicly announced that Robert Lewandowski would not move. The German champion rather intends to extend the lease of his striker. But that does not seem to cool Barça. On the contrary, the Catalan daily Sport affirms that the current second of La Liga concentrates all its efforts on this file. And this for two main reasons. First of all, Robert Lewandowski considers his cycle in Germany over. And says he is ready to embark on a final challenge at the highest level.
Pini Zahavi, Barça’s ally
The 33-year-old striker is said to be obstinate and does not intend to change his mind during the summer. This determination is the business of Barça, which can also count on the player’s agent Pini Zahavi. Indeed, the representative of the Pole, who has good relations with President Joan Laporta, would have indicated to FC Barcelona that Bayern Munich would eventually give in. According to the Israeli, a transfer of around 40 M€ will be possible, the amount that Barça had planned to bet for Robert Lewandowski. Whether the Germans are really bluffing remains to be seen.