There’s a story and if it’s true it demonstrates just how close Real Madrid were to signing Robert Lewandowski and partnering him with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Can You imagine a strike force of Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo?
Everyone else may as well have just packed up and left. Thankfully for the rest of us, it was the deal that never was!
Back in the summer of 2014, Robert Lewandowski swapped Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich in a free transfer.
The relationship the striker has struck up with whoever he has been partnered with at the Allianz Arena has yielded goals galore.
The Polish marksman is arguably one of the most prolific goal scorers in the business.
The question has often been raised, as to why he never moved on to bigger and better things.
There has been an untold number of rumors linking him with Manchester United in the Premier League and of course Real Madrid in La Liga.
The latter it turns out came very close to securing the striker’s services, with details of a lucrative contract that was proposed back in December 2013.
The deal revealed by Marca suggests that Los Blancos offered Lewandowski almost ten million Euros to commit to the Spanish giants and join them for free in the summer of 2014. The term of the contract was a six-year deal guaranteeing him a minimum wage of 9.6 million Euros a year until 2020.
The copies suggest that there were some rather peculiar social life and lifestyle clauses in the contract.
That’s almost a hundred goals a season guranteed!