Barcelona has received a big boost in their chase of a top European striker
With only a week to the end of the Bundesliga season, Robert Lewandowski is still facing an unclear future.
The striker’s current deal with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season, and he has asked to leave the club in search of a new challenge.
Bayern on the other hand, has no plans to sell Lewandowski anytime soon. However, according to Diario SPORT, their unwillingness to let rid of their star scorer appears to be causing friction between the two parties.
Lewandowski, in particular, is dissatisfied with Bayern Munich’s offer, which includes only a one-year extension with the option of a second year extension, despite the striker stating that he is ready to play at the greatest level for three more years.
While the length of the new contract is still an issue, Lewandowski isn’t happy with Bayern’s financial terms, with the German Rekordmeister refusing to accept any acceptable wage increase due to the club’s precarious financial circumstances.
Bayern have just signed new contract extensions for Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller. They also have to replace Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry, who are both out of contract.
To that purpose, extending Lewandowski’s contract could have a significant impact on their financial situation. Despite being aware of the circumstances, the Pole has rejected Bayern’s offer, believing he has much more to offer Bayern than he is being offered.
According to the report, Bayern Munich has met with Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, to discuss the new terms.
However, if Lewandowski’s representation reject the approaches, Barcelona will be free to make a new offer. Due to his age and the club’s financial situation, the player believes Bayern will make it easier for him to leave.