Liverpool have discovered their chances of signing Robert Lewandowski after the player’s transfer preference was revealed by a report.
Lewandowski’s Bayern contract expires in 2023 and that has led to rumours of a potential exit. The prolific striker is apparently dissatisfied with how long it is taking the club to offer him an extension.
With no new deal in sight, Europe’s biggest teams are sitting up and taking notice. Landing the Pole, who has hit an astonishing 45 goals already this season, would be a major coup for any side.
Spanish source Nacional recently put Liverpool in the mix to sign Lewandowski. Such a deal would see him reunite with former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds are supposedly willing to pay £59million to give the Bayern ace his first stint in the Premier League.
Robert Lewandowski wants one club
Fellow Spanish outlet Sport provide an update, but it is not good news for the Merseysiders. They state Lewandowski is holding out for a transfer to Barcelona.
There is now a ‘real possibility’ Lewandowski will be playing at the Nou Camp next term. That may see him link up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, or the former Arsenal captain could be benched.
A deal is made likely due to the relationship between Barca president Joan Laporta and agent Pini Zahavi. They have worked together before and could so again this summer.
The report claims Lewandowski has set a date for his future to be finalised – June 30. He wants a new challenge, as well as one big contract before retiring.
Ballon d’Or in striker’s thinking
The 33-year-old also believes he could win a Ballon d’Or while in Spain. He arguably should have won the award in 2020 and 2021, but did not manage it due to Covid (2020) and then a surprise win for Lionel Messi (2021).
Performing in the El Clasico, for example, may give Lewandowski the edge when it comes to football’s biggest individual prize.
The news will come as a major blow to Klopp and Liverpool. Mo Salah’s future at Anfield is uncertain, and Lewandowski would have been a great attacking replacement.
Instead, the Reds may pursue Erling Haaland. A recent report even put them in contention to sign Sebastien Haller, who has been shining with Ajax this campaign.