BARCELONA are reportedly eyeing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski after admitting they have found it difficult to land Erling Haaland due to the high demand for wages for the Borussia Dortmund player.
Lewandowski’s contract with Bayern expires next year and Barcelona are willing to pay 60 million euros for the 34-year-old at the end of the season, Marca reported on Saturday (24/3).
Barca are hoping to land Lewandowski’s signature for a cheaper price as the player’s agent Pini Zahavi is a friend of president Joan Laporta, according to the report.
Apart from Lewandowski, Barcelona have also been linked with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who has yet to sign a new deal with his club. The Egyptian striker’s contract with the Reds will expire in the summer of 2023.
Lewandowski has scored 45 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions this season for Bayern. Barcelona feel that the Polish striker can continue to play at the highest level for many years to come.
Lewandowski joined Bayern from Dortmund in 2014 and has scored 234 goals in 246 games for the Bundesliga giants. He has won nine Bundesliga titles – seven for Bayern and two for Dortmund – as well as one Champions League in his career. (OL-8)