Bayern Munich set price for departure of Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich set price transfer fee for Robert Lewandowski amidst second bid from FC Barcelona. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich set price transfer fee for Robert Lewandowski amidst second bid from FC Barcelona. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The next couple of weeks at Bayern Munich is likely to be dominated by the possible departure of Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is pushing for a move to FC Barcelona this summer, while the Catalan club has made him the top transfer target for the summer.

The German Champions have been regularly insisting that Lewandowski will not be leaving the club after the forward rejected the new contract offer. The Poland international currently has 12 months left on his current deal in Bavaria. It does look like Die Roten’s public stance is more like a negotiating tactic to get a big fee.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern may consider parting ways with Lewandowski if Barcelona pays €60 million for him.  Barcelona’s second bid for the Polish striker was €35 million with a further €5 million in add-ons. The Spanish club will have to come up with a significant offer that will come close to Die Roten’s evaluation.

Robert Lewandowski has been publicly speaking about his desire since the end of the season to force a transfer away from Bavaria. Keeping the disgruntled forward in the squad could be counter-productive, so it is not the worst possible idea to part ways with him.

From a financial point of view, getting a fee close to €60 million will be quality business done by Die Roten for a 33-year-old striker that has 12 months left on his contract. They will eventually make a net profit on Lewandowski. The Polish striker had arrived in Bavaria from Borussia Dortmund eight years ago as a free transfer.

However, Die Roten’s sporting goals for the next season could take a hit with the departure of Lewandowski. The Poland international has been scoring at least 40 goals across all competitions in the last three seasons. There are no signs of him slowing down just yet, so Bayern will lose a significant chunk of goals next season.

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As things stand, Rekordmeister has committed transfer fees for the arrival of Sadio Mane and Ryan Gravenberch this summer. Meanwhile, Noussair Mazraoui arrived on a free transfer. By getting €60 million for Lewandowski, Bayern will recoup most of the transfer fee paid for Gravenberch and Mane this summer.

The Bavarian club will have more room to pay a big fee for another quality forward to the squad. They will definitely do more business this summer if Barcelona agrees to their transfer demands for Lewandowski.