Real Madrid reportedly plotting €20 million January swoop for Robert Lewandowski
Reports surfaced last week that Real Madrid intended to lure Borussia Dortmund striker, Robert Lewandowski from his free transfer pre-agreement with Bayern Munich next summer and pay the German Bundesliga side €20 million for the Polish international’s services.
According to Spanish sports television, Punto Pelota, FIFA agent, François Gallardo revealed that Dortmund would be willing to sell the player for €20 million rather than allowing the player to leave for free to a direct rival this coming summer.
Real Madrid are looking for a solution to current striker, Karim Benzema’s lack of productivity and looking at different options to bolster their sputtering attack.
The main issue is not the money, but the fact that Lewandowski has already played two Champions League matches this season and is cup tied for the remainder of the year, leaving Alvaro Morata in charge of winning ‘La Decima’ should they sell Karim Benzema this winter.
Lewandowski admitted that Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez came to the locker room to speak with him following their Champions League match last season, but rumours linking the two sides died down when it was revealed that the striker had a pre-agreement to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer when his current contract expires in June 2014.
However, Bayern manager, Pep Guardiola is unsure if the striker fits with his system, allowing Real Madrid to exploit their hesitation.