According to reputed Spanish journalist Tot Costa, a new stumbling block has popped up in Barcelona’s way as they look to secure the services of Robert Lewandowski in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich will demand €50 million for the Polish striker while asking the Blaugrana to pay the amount in one go. Robert Lewandowski is at a crossroads in his career despite going from strength to strength with every passing year in his professional career. The veteran attacker has carved a lasting legacy at Bayern Munich while establishing himself as the greatest striker of his generation.

The 33-year-old enjoyed an excellent 2021/22 campaign, amassing 50 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances across all competitions. But Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich for one last adventure in his professional career, with Barcelona his preferred destination in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are determined to invest in a top-class striker in the summer transfer window as Martin Braithwaite could depart from Camp Nou. At the same time, Luuk de Jong has returned to Sevilla, with Barcelona not interested in signing the veteran Dutch striker in a permanent deal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will thus be the only recognised striker at Xavi Hernandez’s disposal, prompting Barcelona to scour the market for a striker. Lewandowski has thus emerged as the priority target for Barcelona, with the Polish striker himself keen on joining the Blaugrana. But Bayern Munich’s official stance remains that Lewandowski is not for sale, despite his recent comments. Those comments have given Barcelona hope of landing the veteran striker in the summer transfer window. But the Bundesliga champions have put up another roadblock for Barcelona, demanding €50 million for Lewandowski.

The Bavarian giants want Barcelona to pay the €50 million upfront instead of shelling out the sum in instalments. Bayern Munich and Barcelona are both in financial trouble, so it is understandable why the former would want to recoup €50 million in one go.