Robert Lewandowski wants to FC Barcelona, the Catalans want the striker. Only FC Bayern decided something against it. And now that makes it clear. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and Co. are said to have increased the transfer fee.
How exactly FC Bayern's point of view is in the Robert Lewandowski case is difficult to say even after weeks of daily speculation. The Munich team has repeatedly asserted that they do not want to give up the Poles under any circumstances. At the same time, it also means that if the price is right, the record champions will let the striker go. He had left no doubt on several occasions that he absolutely wanted to leave.
FC Barcelona is his declared goal, Spain his new dream home. The club would also like to sign him. So far without success. There was always talk of a transfer fee of 40 million euros, which FC Bayern is demanding for its superstar. "Catalunya Ràdio" is now reporting a new demand from Munich. Accordingly, the bosses around sports director Hasan Salihamidžić have increased the transfer fee to a whopping 50 million euros.
At the same time, FC Bayern should not be willing to make any concessions. It is said that the 50 million must be paid in one go and must not be paid off in installments. A demand that has it all, after all, payment in installments for transfers of this magnitude is a means preferred and used by almost all clubs.
With the new requirement, FC Bayern would make it even more difficult for Lewandowski to transfer to FC Barcelona. The club, which owes more than a billion euros, urgently needs to generate money from player sales in order to be able to sign the Pole at all. It is not known whether Barça would be willing - and even able to do so - to pay a fee of 50 million euros.
FC Barcelona is said to have made a first offer for the Pole a few weeks ago. According to consistent media reports, it was an offer of 32 million euros. As is well known, the people of Munich rejected this.