Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski is reported to be willing to force his move to Spanish giant, Real Madrid. The Poland international is one of the most sought after talent in the world with top clubs begging for his signature.
The former Dortmund star had a phenomenal last season and now has elite European clubs wanting to sign him. Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid are at the fore of those desperate to secure his services.
Spanish publication house, AS, claim Real Madrid will make a formal bid for the player to replace him as the pointman next season at the Bernabeu. The report says the No.1 talisman at German club Bayern Munich is ready to force the move to the Spanish outfit. According to the latest betting odds at StanJames, Lewandowski is odds-on to move to Real Madrid, with staying at Bayern at Evens.
The report reads "After two years in Munich winning all there is to win in Germany, his intention is to realize the transfer of his career and a childhood dream by arriving at the Bernabeu."
The need for a new top striker was made more obvious at the final games of the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League final where the current man, Benzema played below par. He struggled with making himself visible in the games not to mention scoring goals. The Algerian relatively played well overall season but lacked that touch to be the main hope in an elite club like Madrid.
Bayern Munich have discussed extending the contract they have with the player but were not enthusiastic about the wage demands of the forward. Lewandowski who recently mentioned Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as his role model demanded a £15.4m-per-year salary. The German club is not willing to agree with the price with the chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge adding that the club will not sell him to another no matter how outrageous the offer maybe.
He said "One thing I know for sure, Robert Lewandowski will play at Bayern Munich the next season. No one must have any thoughts about that. The decision is like this, we will not give Robert Lewandowski to another club, no matter what they offer to us. We have no breaking point with Robert."
Real Madrid could offer the salary to the player and he is willing to join them despite the 27-year old having three years on his contract.