Bayern Munich great Lothar Matthaus believes Robert Lewandowski will eventually be sold to Barcelona.
Sky Deutschland says Bayern will change their position on Lewandowski if an offer in the region of €60 million is forthcoming, although under the circumstances – the striker is 33 and has one year left on his contract – they may be willing to drop to €50m.
As things stand, Barcelona are the frontrunners for the Pole’s signature but the Camp Nou board are still well short of Bayern’s asking price, tabling two bids so far of €32m and €35, with an additional €5m in add-ons.
Matthäus, a Bayern and Germany legend who now works as a television analyst, is also of the opinion that Bayern will change their tune if their financial demand are met.
“A lot of things get said in football that are forgotten about the following day. There is a lot of tactics in the words, even in the news that is spread,” Matthäus said. “There will come a time when the offer is high enough, even for Bayern Munich, that Kahn will no longer remember what he said two months ago.”