Barcelona has raised the value of the offer made to Bayern Munich, the German football champion, to give up its Polish international striker Robert Lewandowski to 40 million euros, according to several media outlets, most notably the German newspaper “Bild”.
Barcelona initially made an offer of 32 million euros and then raised it to 35 million before it now reached 40 million, while Bayern Munich demands 60 million to give up the 34-year-old who won the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice (2020 and 2021), according to “Build”.
In light of the difficult financial situation that Barcelona is going through, the contract with Lewandowski may be linked to other deals, including the departure of Dutch international midfielder Frankie de Jong to Manchester United in a deal valued at 65 million euros, which will give the Catalan club the necessary funding to settle the contract with “Barcelona.” Leva”.
Earlier this month, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salimadjic reiterated his commitment to Lewandowski until the expiration of his contract next year.
“I have clearly explained our position on the status of his contract,” Salimadzic told Bild, referring to a phone conversation he had with the 33-year-old Polish player on Tuesday.
And Lewandowski announced at the end of May that his “story” with the German club was “coming to an end” during a press conference with the Polish national team, later justifying this situation by his desire to search for “an extra passion in life.”
Lewandowski has been defending the Bavarian club since 2014, scoring 344 goals, and his current contract expires at the end of 2023, which means that staying with Bayern for an additional season without renewing his contract will make him a free player next season and leave for free.
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