The Polish striker was often associated with the move to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu due to his goalscoring exploits in the Bundesliga.

Lewandowski was very close to moving to Real Madrid

Robert Lewandowski’s agent said how close the striker came to move to Real Madrid. The Polish striker was often associated with the move to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu due to his goalscoring exploits in the Bundesliga. The initial interest from Los Blancos appeared in 2013 when Lewandowski scored four goals against them in the first match of the Champions League semifinal. However, the Dortmund striker agreed to move to Bayern Munich instead of at the end of the next campaign. “Real Madrid’s economic conditions were better,” Roberts’s agent Cezary Kucharski told reporters.

“The key was that he would not be No.1 striker. It would not be a good step to go there as a reserve for Karim Benzema. The deal with Bayern was agreed upon but after the game against Real Madrid. Where he scored four goals, I wanted to go one better. Two weeks before confirming his move to Bayern. I said that I changed my mind and that he would go to Real Madrid. Bayern got angry, and I came across some unpleasant words. But Uli Hoeness resisted the pressure, convinced the board, and added €25 million to the contract.”