Liverpool have been offered Robert Lewandowski, according to reports. Bayern Munich could cash in on the forward.
This comes from journalist Ian McGarry. He told the Transfer Window Podcast that Robert Lewandowski has been offered to Liverpool.
They’re not the only ones, however. Manchester United and Manchester City both have the same opportunity.
The trio of Premier League clubs have ‘tepid’ interest in the striker, apparently. There will be a few factors involved in that.
“Lewandowski has been offered to Liverpool, to Manchester United and to Manchester City, each of whom have expressed a tepid amount of interest in the player regarding the possibility of signing him,” said McGarry.
“However, each of them has also said that the €110 million (£94m) which Bayern are leaking to the German media that they would require to allow Lewandowski to leave is far too much for a player of that age.”
Lewandowski to Liverpool?
This one isn’t happening. There is essentially zero chance that Liverpool would pay that kind of money for someone who turns 33 today (Happy Birthday, Robert).
It’s not hard to see why there would be ‘tepid’ interest, though. Lewandowski has scored 184 goals over the last four seasons – more than anyone in Europe.
He’s arguably the best out-and-out no.9 on the planet. Add him to your team and things get better. There’s no doubt about that.
But Bayern would be open to a sale for a reason. He’s 33, moving well past his prime, and you’re not getting many years out of the Pole.
So the only way we could see this happening is if Liverpool were one missing piece away from the title. We just don’t see that as the case. It would be £94m for a year or two of being slightly better.
Things could change with a price drop, of course. But £94m likely is the minimum Bayern would sell their star player for.
While they may consider moving on from Lewandowski early, it will still take a lot of money. More money than Liverpool would ever pay.