Liverpool appear to be missing out on signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer.
The prolific Pole is believed to have decided he would like a new challenge after his phenomenal spells at Bavaria and Liverpool have long since linked him thanks to his relationship with Jurgen Klopp.
Lewandowski first flourished in the Bundesliga under the current Reds boss’s tutelage and it has been touted in the past that the No. 9 could go to Merseyside, should a Premier League move ever be on the cards. .
However, in the striker’s native Poland, the publication DVT Sport have reported that the current top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues has agreed to move to Barcelona this summer. While Liverpool are particularly stacked in attack, fans who were hoping Lewandowski could one day join will be disappointed to see him head to a European giant who has snatched so many stars straight from Anfield.
Lewandowski has already played Barcelona twice this season, in the Champions League group stage, but would join a much better side since Xavi’s addition as manager midway through the season. The Pole would also be linked with former teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund, following the Gabonese striker’s free transfer from Arsenal in January.
At 33, this is likely to be a short-term move for all parties as Bayern look to replace their talisman with a much younger model. The German champions could also spend big this summer, following their dramatic exit from the Champions League round of 16 against Unai Emery’s Villarreal.
Lewandowski is valued at £45m for Transfermarkt.
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