29/04/2022; 9:00 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Barcelona might be in a tight financial situation, but that has not stopped them from going after some of the best players. The season has proven to be far fromal for Los Blaugrana. Despite the injection of players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres, the team moved from 12 points behind Real Madrid at the beginning of Xavi’s spell to 15 points.
The Catalan giants remain keen on adding quality to the side as they look ahead to the next season. While Barcelona chase a top-four finish to be in the Champions League next season, they still have eyes on players that look like mission impossible.
The La Liga giants have a tricky desire to land Robert Lewandowski. It poses a massive financial investment by Barcelona, needing to find the funds to embark on the pursuit. It is not all bleak, as Los Blaugrana might seek a lucrative financial agreement to make that move happen.
In recent years, Barcelona have cut the image of a poorly run club. The squeaky clean persona projected to the world has been sullied by several financial scandals. Even as more revelations keep surfacing almost daily, the club keeps trudging on to close the massive gap between the club and eternal rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona have seen their performances in recent weeks nosedive and are keen to bolster their squad next season. Reports suggest the club is close to securing a financial agreement that could pull them out of the woods. The accord is with a private equity firm CVC, and it will give them the required finance to continue their pursuit of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Despite replacing Sergio Aguero with Aubameyang, Barcelona are not satisfied as their situation has not changed much. The club have Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and Aubameyang in their attack, but Lewandowski would change the complexion of their frontline completely.
Despite their precarious financial situation, Barcelona never ceased dreaming big. They had eyes on Erling Haaland, but it seems their eyes were bigger than their stomachs. The financial implications have seen even Real Madrid thinking twice about pursuing a deal. The figures involved in such an ambitious move would require a €250m investment over the next five years.
As the days pass, Haaland looks destined to end up at Manchester City and odds from bookmakers seem to agree in that light as well. With the Haaland bell swinging in thection of the Sky Blues, there have been Lewandowski links to Barcelona.
Bayern Munich have indicated their interest in keeping Lewandowski for the final year of his contract, even if it means leaving on a free transfer next season. If the Bavarians dig in on their Lewandowski stance, the Pole could join Barcelona in 2023 as a free agent, but at the age of 35.
Mundo Deportivo report that the CVC partnership is on the verge of being finalised, and it could be €270 million worth of investment. Some of the money would bail Barcelona out of some urgent costs, but it will put them in good stead to negotiate with Bayern Munich.
Despite the German champions digging in on a no-sale stance, Lewandowski is not ruling out anything.