Bayern Munich ‘could look to SELL Robert Lewandowski to afford Erling Haaland’s £64m release clause from Borussia Dortmund’ as uncertainty over superstar striker’s future grows
- Robert Lewandowski’s contract at Bayern Munich expires in summer 2023
- The club believe they can sell the forward for around £51m at that time
- The sale of their talismanic striker would fund a move for Erling Haaland
- The 21-year-old will have a £64m release clause with Dortmund next summer
Bayern Munich could sell star forward Robert Lewandowski to fund a move for Erling Haaland amid uncertainty over the Pole’s future at the club, according to reports in Germany.
Lewandowski’s contract at Bayern expires in 2023 and he is pushing for a new deal.
But the club are reportedly hesitant to extend the 33-year-old’s deal, and if they fail to meet his and agent Pini Zahavi’s demands then a summer move for Haaland could be on the table.
Bayern Munich could sell Robert Lewandowski (left) to fund a move for Erling Haaland (right)
The loss of their talisman, who finished second behind Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or this year but was widely recognised to have deserved to win the award, would come as a huge blow for the Bundesliga outfit, with him having scored 29 goals in all competitions so far this season.
But Lewandowski’s departure could open the door to a blockbuster transfer.
Haaland is expected to be on the move in the summer when his £64m release clause kicks into effect, and has all of Europe’s heavyweights on alert.
Lewandowski missed out on the Ballon d’Or this year but his goalscoring has been remarkable
The 21-year-old prodigy has attracted the elite with his performances, netting 17 times in 14 appearances this season. He has 74 goals in 73 games for Dortmund in total.
Bayern believe they can sell Lewandowski for around €60million (£51m) in the summer, which will help them raise funds for Haaland, according to BILD.
Last week the Norwegian striker’s agent Mino Raiola revealed there is a ‘big chance’ his man could leave Dortmund, listing Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona as possible destinations.
Lewandowski is reportedly eyeing a switch to Real Madrid, telling his agent Zahavi that a move to the Spanish giants should be considered ‘a priority’.
But prodigious 21-year-old Haaland has attracted the interest of all of Europe’s elite clubs