Barcelona raise bid to buy Lewandowski contract

Press releases in Germany revealed that Spanish football club Barcelona has increased its bid for Bayern Munich’s attacking star Robert Lewandowski.

The German newspaper “Bild” wrote that the Catalan club offered the Bavarian club to pay 35 million euros to obtain the services of Lewandowski, 33, who won the prize for the best player in the world, while asking to exchange up to 50 million euros for waiving Lewandowski.

Remarkably, Lewandowski’s desire to leave Bayern has been causing a stir for weeks after he announced that he no longer sees his future at Bayern Munich, with whom he still has a contract until the end of June 2023.

Bayern club officials such as club chief Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have ruled out Lewandowski’s departure.

Members of the economically battered club paved the way at a meeting last Thursday to find new ways to generate revenue, and it is expected to provide between €600 and €800 million in liquidity by selling assets to the club, which is reportedly owes 1.35 billion euros. †