Chelsea enters the dance for Robert Lewandowski!
Under contract until June 2023 with Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski (33) is inexorably approaching a departure, as evidenced by his new outburst after the Bavarians’ draw at Wolfsburg on the last day of the Bundesliga. The Polish serial striker has been rumored to be heading to Barcelona, but Chelsea Football Club could be ready to make a move for him in this hot topic.
Where will Robert Lewandowski play next season? This is a legitimate question, as Robert Lewandowski played his last game for Bavaria at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday afternoon, when his side drew 2-2 with Wolfsburg. Questioned a few moments after the game in Lower Saxony, the Polish international (129 caps, 75 goals) confirmed the uncertainty surrounding his future, adding that this 374th game (for 344 goals) could be his last in the Bavarian shirt. “It is very possible that this will be my last game with Bayern. I can’t say for sure, but it’s possible that it will be [my last game]. We want to find the best solution for me and for the club,” said the Pole in a statement reported by Viaplay Sport Polska.
Unwilling to part with their number 9, author of 50 goals in all competitions this season, the Bavarian leaders have however recalled their firm intention to keep “Lewy” despite the risk of seeing him leave freely in the summer of 2023. “Robert has a contract until 2023, which is how long he will play for us (…) Oliver (Kahn, editor’s note) and Hasan (Salihamidzic) have made him an offer for an extension. Apparently, it was not accepted. There is no replacement for such a world-class player. He has a contract, so I assume that he honors it. It is his right not to extend his contract in this case,” Herbert Hainer told German television.
Chelsea wants to play a dirty trick on Barcelona!
With their backs to the wall and under pressure from Barcelona, the Bavarian high spheres have already launched the post-Lewandowski period by expressing an interest in Sadio Mané (Liverpool) and Darwin Núñez (Benfica). The arrival of a world-class striker is the condition sine qua non for the departure of RL9 for the Munich leaders. A requirement that does not seem to panic the Catalan board, convinced that everything will be settled with a transfer of about 35 to 40 million euros. But the latest information revealed, this Monday, by The Guardian could, as for it, throw a big cold on the side of Catalonia. And for good reason. A new candidate, and not the least, is getting ready to enter the dance.
In this regard, the British media claims that Chelsea would be ready to take advantage of the difficult negotiations between the Blaugrana, financially limited, and a Robert Lewandowski, who is nevertheless inclined to join the Catalan club. Thomas Tuchel, a great admirer of the Pole, expressed his interest last summer, but the Blues could not afford RL9, who was considered untransferable, and finally settled on Romelu Lukaku. If the chances of signing Lewandowski remain slim for the London club, it depends mainly on the institutional context that currently prevails at Stamford Bridge. As long as Todd Boehly’s consortium has not bought the club from Roman Abramovich, the Blues cannot buy or sell players.
However, this situation should change quickly and it will be interesting to see how much the co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team will be willing to pay for the services of “Lewy”. Beware, however, because this operation will also depend a lot on what will happen with Romelu Lukaku. Disappointing since his arrival in London, the Belgian does not seem to be destined for a departure as his agent, Federico Pastorello, recently recalled. However, if an interesting exit door was offered to the former Inter striker, there is no doubt that Tuchel would ask his new management to do everything to attract Lewandowski. Barca can tremble, a coup de blues is no longer impossible…