Barcelona president talk about when Lewandowski’s arrive in Barcelona
Barcelona’s hunt for a new number nine has seen the club scour the market for a top-class centre-forward who can further enhance the goalscoring department next season.
The Catalans have studied several options in the market, including Erling Haaland, Gabriel Jesus and most recently, Darwin Nunez, who is valued at around €75-80 million.
But the one that stands out the most is Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich forward has emerged as a top target for Barcelona this summer, primarily due to his phenomenal numbers, coupled with the possibility of signing him on a cut-price deal.
Indeed, Lewandowski’s current contract expires at the end of next season, which means the Bayern Munich forward won’t be as expensive as other options in the market.
Barcelona are yet to make any significant moves in the market as far as their pursuit of the Polish hitman is concerned. But in a recent interaction with a fan, the club’s president Joan Laporta has dropped an interesting nugget.
In a video posted by Angel Garcia, Laporta was questioned on the pursuit of Lewandowski. In response, the club president answered: “It could be a possibility this summer”.
Laporta’s comments suggest Barcelona are working on solving a few of the roadblocks that have come their way, including Bayern Munich’s hefty €60 million price tag for a player who turns 34 later this summer.
Barcelona have shown no intention to meet the Bavarians’ demands, but they could be open to adding several players as part of the deal, in an attempt to lower the cost of the operation.
One of the players in contention for such a deal is Sergino Dest. The US international was formerly a target for Bayern back at Ajax, and Julian Nagelsmann certainly won’t mind signing the youngster, though the move may hinge on the club’s pursuit of Noussair Mazraoui.