Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has become FC Barcelona’s top priority for this summer transfer window. The Catalan side are trying to attract the pole, and we have to wait and see if they will succeed. In the latest report, Brand explains Barcelona’s plans to sign Lewandowski.
The first step is to block the renewal of Lewandowski’s contract. Apparently, Pini Zahavi and Joan Laporta are great friends, and this friendship helped block the contract renewal with Bayern. The first step has been taken, and currently the situation with Lewandowski at Bayern is quite complicated. Some reports even say that the Catalans and Lewandowski have agreed on the terms of a contract in case of transfer.
The second step is to find the necessary funds. Barcelona are going through tough times financially but Laporta is looking for ways to inject cash into Barca’s coffers. The president is working on the sale of 49% of two assets: BLM and Barca Estudios. More importantly, Laporta is trying to reach an agreement with LaLiga and CVC for the transfer of a percentage of the club’s television rights.
The third step is to ensure financial fair play. Barcelona recently sold Philippe Coutinho but will have to get rid of at least one or two other players if they want to sign Lewandowski. Miralem Pjanić is one of the candidates to leave the club.
The last step is to negotiate with Bayern Munich if the previous steps are fulfilled. Negotiation alone won’t be an easy task as the Bavarians value their striker highly, even though he turns 34 this summer.
It’s going to be a long and interesting transfer window, and we’ll have to wait and see if the Pole will finally have a real shot at leaving Bayern after such a long and successful spell with the German champions.