Bayern Munich reject opportunity to sign Alvaro Morata

Bayern Munich turn down chance to sign Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. (Photo by Manu Reino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich turn down chance to sign Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. (Photo by Manu Reino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

Barcelona continues to be vocal about their pursuit of signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. The Spanish club’s President Joan Laporta admitted that they are waiting for Die Roten’s response on the latest offer. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich may have to scour the market for a quality striker to offset the departure of Lewandowski.

Die Roten will also be approached by agents/intermediaries to offer options to replace Lewandowski. According to Sport1, Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata was recently offered to Bayern as a possible replacement for Lewandowski. The German Champions have turned down this opportunity since they don’t consider Morata as a direct replacement for the Polish striker.

Morata has returned to the Spanish capital after spending last season on loan at Juventus. Atletico Madrid may look to part ways with the striker this summer window. It does look certain that he will not be moving to Bavaria this summer.

The Spanish striker is very good on the ball, but efficiency in the final third is not his strongest attribute. He is much better as a support/backup striker. Since Die Roten needs a first-choice striker, signing Morata will not make sense.

Sport1 also reveals that Bayern is hesitating to part ways with Lewandowski since there is no direct replacement for him in the current market. The Polish striker has scored more than 40 goals in the last three seasons. There have been no signs of decline for Lewandowski as he turns 34 next season.

Robert Lewandowski has been putting pressure on Die Roten for a transfer by publicly expressing his desire to leave Bavaria on several occasions. His comments in a presser during the international break didn’t go down well with Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn.

Meanwhile, Bayern continues to insist that Lewandowski will not be leaving this summer. The reports in Germany have suggested that Die Roten may consider his departure if Barcelona comes up with an offer of €60 million. The latest bid from the Spanish club remains short of this evaluation. Barcelona may return with another bid once their second economic lever gets activated later this month. As things stand, Lewandowski is expected to be at Sabner Strasse on July 12 for pre-season training.

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Die Roten is also currently working on the signing of Mathys Tel from Rennes. The young striker is planned to be part of the first team, but he cannot be considered as a replacement for Lewandowski. Bayern is expected to return with a second bid for Tel after Rennes rejected the initial offer worth €7 million.