Jurgen Klopp pushing for transformative, short-term Liverpool transfer for ‘old acquaintance’

Date published: Thursday 16th September 2021 10:46 - Matthew Briggs

Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich September 2021

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pushing to be reunited with an “old acquaintance” next summer, according to a source in Spain.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with the Reds, who have been named as “one of the major stakeholders in taking the services of Lewandowski”.

Next summer Liverpool will apparently make a move for the 33-year-old, as per Fichajes.

The source claim the Reds are looking at the Poland striker as a serious option next summer after an uneventful transfer window this summer.

Only Ibrahima Konate was added to Klopp’s squad, while Georginio Wijnaldum, Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson moved on.

The report references Bild and Kicker, suggesting that Lewandowski has asked to leave the Bundesliga champions.

The prolific striker is looking to test himself in “other leagues” after spending his whole career in Poland and Germany.

Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour recently claimed similar, that Lewandowski was mulling over a move.

 

Gilmour said last month: “What we are being told is Robert Lewandowski wants a new challenge away from Bayern Munich.

“Let me just bring you some context on this. He turns 33 on Saturday, he has two years remaining of his Bayern Munich contract. It runs until June 2023, when he will be approaching his 35th birthday.


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£110m price tag for Lewandowski

“What he feels, we are being told, is that when he gets to that stage it maybe difficult to find that new big European club.

“That’s the reasons for wanting this challenge. But the problem is that Bayern Munich have put a valuation of around £110m on him. It makes it very difficult for a potential buying club to come in and pay that kind of money.”

 

That prompted Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast, via the Liverpool Echo to claim that Bayern has offered the forward to Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd.

Nothing materialised in the last window though. Not surprising given Bayern’s huge £100m-plus valuation.

His advancing years also make him a purchase with no sell on value. That may well be a reason why Liverpool will not get involved in a deal. Lewandowski would be a quick fix in attack, but would leave Klopp looking for his successor very quickly.

Lewandowski has two years to run on his existing deal. He has scored 10 goals already this season and has blasted 209 Bundesliga goal for Bayern in 223 games.

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