Transfer Talk: Lewa wants Barca move with Dest a potential makeweight
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has reportedly expressed his desire to join the Xavi revolution at Barcelona — and the Catalan club will offer Sergino Dest in return.
The Polish striker’s future at Bayern Munich is in the spotlight as he approaches the final year of his contract.
Now 33, Lewandowski has hit a stunning 45 goals in 38 games in all competitions this season but rumours continue to circulate that he is seeking a new challenge after eight years with the Bavarians.
Barca are known to be in the market for a high-profile striker this summer as they look to build on their remarkable resurgence under Xavi.
Ballon d’Or runner-up Lewandowski certainly fits that mould and Sport say the player is equally keen on the move.
But the striker is likely to command a fee upwards of £50million — a figure which could prove difficult as the Blaugrana continue to grapple with financial issues.
That is where Dest comes in however, with the report claiming the United States right-back will be offered in return to help get a deal done.
The 21-year-old has been a regular starter when fit this term but could be sacrificed to help LaLiga giants Barcelona land their prime target.
Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah are two of Barca’s other potential options in attack, though both deals look increasingly unlikely to happen.
In other news
Aston Villa will push for a £60m move for Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to the Telegraph.
The Mail say Leicester are considering cashing in on £50m-rated James Maddison as they plot a summer rebuild.
Arsenal and Tottenham are both chasing the signing of striker Lautaro Martinez but Inter Milan will only sell if they receive a bid of more than £67m, say Calciomercato.