A significant percentage of the football world is with Lewandowski these days. For many, it would have been the just winner of the Ballon d’Or. Messi even acknowledged that France Football owes him one, the one that could not deliver in the fateful 2020 of the start of the pandemic (it was, instead, awarded The Best). The visibility that Real Madrid gives all over the planet, Beyond the titles that footballers can win, it is one of the main reasons that have led the Pole to want to play for the white team for years.
AS already published exclusively a few dates ago that Lewandowski will ask to leave Bayern next summer, when he will only have one year left at Bayern. As this newspaper has learned, it has even ordered its representative, Pini Zahavi, to give absolute priority to a possible offer from Real Madrid that could take place next summer. So, not only will he be in the market. There will also be a fierce fight to hire Haaland. And these two big names have a lot to do with each other.
After carrying out a successful strategy with Mbappé that will lead him to play for Real Madrid, the main problem for the Whites when it comes to reinforcing the forward position is timing. Benzema is in his prime and there is a belief in the Bernabéu offices that he still has a couple of seasons to perform at the highest level. But he can’t wait those two years to go for Haaland or Lewandowski. The two will leave Borussia and Bayern respectively, for sure, in the summer of 2022.
At 21, Haaland is the most expensive player on the market right now. The Norwegian is going to weigh not only the economic in his choice, but the sports project. That would give Real Madrid an advantage, which in any case has a very difficult time competing with PSG in that next battle that will be unleashed. The Qatari state-owned entity can put more money on Borussia’s table and also on the player’s. And, without Mbappé in the squad (who will already be at Real Madrid), he will fight fiercely for the Norwegian. In the white club they count on it.
In that situation the big name is Lewandowski. At 33 years old, the Polish striker has one last great contract left. There is no scorer like him in recent years. Not even Cristiano Ronaldo. Lewandowski has scored 40 or more goals in the past six seasons (55 and 48 in the most recent two). And in this he has 25 goals in 20 games played. A true predator in the area …
Real Madrid also has excellent reports about its training methods and how it takes care of its physique. He is a footballer who ensures a few more seasons at the best level. His wife, Anna Lewandowska, is one of the most successful nutritionists in Poland. “He is a guy who is hungry to improve as a player, and for that reason, he has a special diet that his wife puts on him. Robert even told me that the big change in his career, when he reached the elite in the clubs and in the national team, was when he radically changed what he ate. It is a different way of preparing and eating, which was fundamental for him ”, recently related his friend and teammate, Thiago Cionek.
On agent Pini Zahavi.
Robert Lewandowski has already come very close to wearing white. It was after the poker he played against Madrid in the Champions League in the 2012-13 season, with the Borussia shirt, when Florentino began to think that the Pole was born to play for the white team. The contract was even drawn up. But finally the business could not be completed because Cezary Kucharski, his previous representative, had made a commitment to Bayern, where the forward was finally at zero cost. It was precisely for this reason that Lewy changed agent and went with Pini Zahavi, one of the most influential intermediaries in the international market who took, for example, Neymar to PSG. Now Zahavi, also a representative of the Madrid player Alaba, has a main mission for next summer: that Lewandowski wears the Madrid shirt.