In the search for a striker, Barcelona were looking at the signing of Erling Haaland for a while before the operation started to become increasingly complicated.
Haaland is expected to cost nearly €300 million over the next five years, which might be way over the edge for a team in deep financial trouble already. Joan Laporta has reiterated a few times now that the club will not attempt any ‘risky’ operations.
As such, Barça are jotting down the names of high-profile replacements that can fit the team like a glove. One of the names strongly linked with a switch is Robert Lewandowski.
Reliable outlet Cadena SER, through Carrusel Deportivo report that negotiations for the signing of Lewandowski are already underway.
The Polish striker is on the last year of his contract with Bayern Munich, and has been facing trouble with the renewal.
It seems like the two parties have been clashing their heads over the terms of the new contract, and the Bavarian giants might want to let Lewa leave this summer to avoid losing him on a Bosman transfer in 2023.
Lewandowski is the current holder of the European Golden Boot after his sensational 41 goals in Bundesliga last season. He is also the current leader for the award this year with 31 goals.
The 33-year-old is expected to cost around €50 million, and has reportedly been offered a four-year contract by Barça. They will have to, however, convince Lewa to shed his Real Madrid ‘dream’ if they want to complete his signing.