It’s been written that Lewandowski went into referee Victor Kassai’s office after the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich quarter-final clash, to take issue with the his poor decisions, but in reality the Polish striker was distracted by another conversation taking place at the time. It was one between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, the two most influential players of the Real Madrid changing room who, after an exchange of compliments, they asked him, without reservation, to sign for Los Blancos. There was room for him.
This confirmation of Real Madrid’s interest will surely have consecuences. Bayern renewed the Pole’s contract only a few months ago until 2021 and as a result made the player the best paid in the Bundesliga. He went from eight million to 15 million euros per year with the add-ons taking his total salary to around 17 or 18 million euros. It had seemed that the new deal would remove interest from Madrid, but the appreciation between the two is mutual: in December 2015 Robert’s sister gifted him with a shirt in Los Blancos’ colours, a dream for the forward. The fact that Bayern fell in the quarter finals of the Champions League and that Madrid progressed yet again to the final stages makes it clear for Lewandowski that a potential move would be a step forward in his career.