Robert Lewandowski offered to Man Utd, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain for £175m
Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor
As was well documented over a week ago, Robert Lewandowski via his agent informed Bayern Munich that he wanted to leave the German champions for pastures and challenges new for the upcoming season – leaving Europe’s top clubs potentially scrambling to change their striker plans.
However, according to German news source Bild, the Polish striker has been offered to clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris-Saint Germain for a mammoth £175 million – with only Neymar commanding a higher transfer fee in this history of the market.
Clubs will no doubt be interested in the Polish international whose goalscoring record is unquestioned – just this previous season Robert Lewandowski bagged himself 41 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions. The asking price of around £175 million may prove to be an issue considering his age and no chance of resale value.
According to Bild (in German), Robert Lewandowski’s preference of transfer is to move to Real Madrid, however there appears to be no movement at this current time from the Champions League winners, and was apparently not even a favourite of former boss Zinedine Zidane – this was further intensified after the Pole’s lacklustre display against Real Madrid in the recent semi-finals.
This could all change with a new manager appointment at the Spanish club and the influence of president Florentino Perez who has often been known for pulling his weight in the club’s transfer choices.
Chelsea would be an obvious choice of club due to their need of a new striker, but the lack of Champions League football next season is bound to be a concern. Manchester United’s style and lack of space for a new starting striker will also raise questions for the Bayern striker – will Lukaku be dropped to fit the 29-year old in Jose Mourinho’s plans? That would seem highly unlikely.
PSG certainly have the funds for such a transfer and there are doubts around their current goalscorer Edinson Cavani.