Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly still interested in joining European champions Real Madrid this summer transfer window.
After losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A champions Juventus a few weeks ago for a transfer fee of €105 million, Real Madrid will feel a massive void at the club. The 33-year-old Portuguese captain scored 450 goals in nine seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu making him Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer. The Champions League holders have identified Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar as the possible replacements for the departed Ronaldo but neither Chelsea nor PSG are willing to let go of their respective talisman.
However, Real Madrid has an advantage over one top striker across the continent in the form of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. The Polish centre-forward wants out of the Allianz Arena in order to pursue a new challenge and has always admired Real Madrid with reports claiming that the Spanish giants are his ‘dream club’.
Real Madrid was also looking at Lewandowski as an option this summer transfer window after Karim Benzema has been misfiring for the past few seasons in the attack. In fact, Lewandowski’s agent Pina Zahavi flew down to the Spanish capital to hold talks with Madrid over a potential transfer but the stumbling block remains that Bayern isn’t willing to let go of the 29-year-old.
Lewandowski is tied down with the Bundesliga champions until 2021 and although Madrid will be willing to pay the price for Lewandowski, the La Liga outfit does not want to get into a bidding war with Bayern as the two clubs have a good relationship with each other. New Bayern boss Niko Kovac has also stated that Lewandowski is integral to his plans for the future at the Allianz Arena.
I think that Lewandowski should stick to playing his football in Bayern Munich because he is well adapted to the Bundesliga. A change in leagues will be difficult for the Polish striker but I don’t think a deal will take place between the two European superpowers.