Does FC Bayern strike?
Preferred candidate Nunez as Lewy successor suddenly a “bargain”
Created: 05/18/2022, 04:47
By: Christoph Klaucke
FC Bayern must prepare for a possible departure from Robert Lewandowski.
Successor candidate Darwin Nunez is suddenly cheaper.
Munich – The rumor mill is bubbling: Who will succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich if the Pole actually leaves the club?
The record striker still has a contract in Munich until 2023, but has rejected an extension.
Even a transfer this summer no longer seems impossible, despite all the denials by the FCB bosses.
Should that happen in the end, Munich would need an adequate replacement.
It goes without saying that a number of talented strikers are hoping for a call from FCB sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Who wouldn't want to slip into the Lewy role and serve as a goalscorer at one of the biggest clubs in Europe?
However, the high demands of the German series champion narrow the circle significantly.
In addition, of course, the package of transfer fee, salary and perspective must be right.
FC Bayern could still get their preferred candidate as Lewandowski's successor.
The transfer of Darwin Nunez could be significantly cheaper than initially assumed.
Darwin Gabriel Nunez Ribeiro
Born: June 24, 1999 (Age: 22 years old), Artigas, Uruguay
Contract with Benfica Lisbon until: June 30, 2025
Market value: 40 million euros
FC Bayern transfer news: Lewandowski successor wanted – Darwin Núñez at a “bargain price”?
Darwin Nunez has scored 34 goals in 41 competitive games for Benfica this season, six of them in the Champions League.
That put the 22-year-old striker on Bayern's list.
"The Uruguayan has perhaps made the biggest step this season among all the top strikers and offers a strong overall package of age and odds," says Marius Soyke, an expert from
However, a Nunez transfer seemed too expensive for Bayern.
Despite a market value of 40 million euros, a release clause of 150 million euros was anchored in the contract, which runs until 2025.
Benfica was only ready to talk about a transfer fee of around 80 million euros, it was said recently.
However, the Portuguese are said to have lowered
their pain threshold for Nunez according to sports portal
The Athletic .
Now there is "only" talk of 60 million euros.
Soon more often together on the square?
Darwin Nunez in the Champions League in a duel with Bayern's Thomas Müller.
© Peter Kneffel/dpa
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In view of this sum, FC Bayern could start pondering again.
A transfer fee of 60 million euros is still a lot of money, but if Lewandowski were to be sold, the deal would probably be worth it – especially since the differences in salary between the two strikers are likely to be considerable.
In addition, the 22-year-old Nunez, in contrast to the soon to be 34-year-old Lewandowski, is considered a promise for the future.
Bayern have been in loose contact with Nunez's advisors for a long time and are regularly watching the player, reports the
Appropriately, Benfica has identified Stuttgart's Sasa Kalajdzic as Nunez's successor.
Bayern should also be interested in Kalajdzic.
Should FCB let the Austrians Benfica and in return win the contract in court for Nunez, that would be a classic win-win situation.