There were a lot of rumours regarding the potential arrival of Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid. The Poland international is (or maybe was?) quite keen to join Real Madrid since he was looking for a new, fresh challenge, while Los Merengues wanted to sign the former Dortmund star due to the fact that they wanted him to become Karim Benzema’s replacement, and Madrid’s next star striker.
However, the chances of the Polish star moving to the Santiago Bernabeu have turned from slim to none in only a matter of hours. Apparently the negotiations between both parties have broken down to the point that they have stalled and fallen through completely, according to a report from Sky in Germany.
It seems the main reason why the negotiations have broken down because Real Madrid are just unwilling to meet Bayern Munich‘s €100million price tag is just too much for them. They remain interested, but want some sort of discount while the Bundesliga giants are not backing down on their stance.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had already expressed his belief the striker is going nowhere this summer and is set to remain at the Allianz Arena next season, and now the Madrid giants have inadvertently confirmed his belief by pulling out the negotiations.
Lewandowski did everything he could to complete the deal and even changed agents on the process, but the move hasn’t been completed and now it seems unlikely that it will ever get done. Unless, of course, Madrid change their stance and opt to acquire him despite his nine-figure price tag.