Bayern Believe Barca Won't Exist In 'One Or Two Years' Time', Want Cash Upfront For Lewandowski
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Lewandowski has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with Barca thought to be very interested in acquiring his services this summer.
But, according to fresh reports, Bayern are demanding money upfront and don't want any installments because they believe the La Liga side won't exist in 'one or two years' time'.
The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein claims Bayern have told Barca they are not prepared to accept a deal including installments and want an upfront fee.
That's because the German outfit think Barca will go under amid their dire financial situation.
Speaking on The Totally Football Show, the German football expert said: "Bayern have told Barcelona ‘we don’t want any instalments because we’re not sure you’re going to be around in one or two years’ time, we want all the money up front, in cash.
"That is one of the [deal’s] sticking points."
Lewandowski, 33, has enjoyed eight prolific and trophy-laden seasons at Bayern since his move from Borussia Dortmund.
He's scored a staggering 344 goals in 375 appearances for the club, winning eight Bundesliga titles and the coveted Champions League in 2020, among other trophies.
But it appears his time in Germany is coming to an end, with the disgruntled star seeking a switch to Spain's top flight ahead of the new season.