Barcelona will try to include Dutchman in the operation to sign Bayern Munich forward
Buoyed by Robert Lewandowski’s confirmation of his rejection of a potential renewal at Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona have kickstarted their operation to sign the revered frontman. Reports coming out of Germany suggest Bayern Munich are softening their stance on Lewandowski and could entertain a sale if Barça come up with a bid of around €40 million. A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered a status update, claiming Barcelona are set to begin negotiations in the coming days and are weighing up a bid of up to €35 million.
There is no doubt that the Bavarians are in the market for a new winger as they look to soften the blow of a potential Lewandowski exit. The German rekordmeister have been curiously linked with a move for Ousmane Dembele, whose current contract at Camp Nou expires at the end of the season. Should Bayern miss out on Dembele or even their top target Sadio Mane, they could consider a move for Memphis Depay, who offers experience, versatility and productivity in the final third.
There have been internal discussions in the Bayern camp lately, surrounding the team’s overreliance on Lewandowski. At the same time, the Bavarians could look down on the prospect altogether and opt for a more traditional number nine upfront, as it is a formula that has served them well over the past seven years.
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