Andoni Zubizarreta, Barca’s technical secretary, is monitoring the movements of the Polish international, waiting to see if Lewandowski has a pre-agreement with Bayern Munich or if he wants to play for another team, according to reports coming out from various Catalan sports newspapers.
Martino has already let it known that he does worry about not having a number 9 in the Barca squad. Having a true number 9 in Barca’s squad will open up a myriad of possibilities and options for the Catalan club who are used to having Messi running freely about the pitch without a real striker.
Andoni Zubizarreta flew to Dussseldorf on Monday and had a direct meeting with Lewandowski’s representatives.Sources close to the player suggest that he is charmed by the idea of signing for Barcelona.
FC Barcelona are fully aware that Borussia Dortmund, after renewing until 2018 Jürgen Klopp, his trainer, has launched an offensive to sign Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus as soon as possible. Both have serious offers from the Premier League (especially Manchester United) and in the case of Gundogan, Real Madrid left a ‘down payment’ for Nuri Sahin, currently on loan at Dortmund.
Barca will try to stop Borussia Dortmund from signing them as Gundogan along with Wilshere and Koke are three options for the future for Barca’s midfield. But now the priority is with Lewandowski, with Marco Reus a serious alternative.