Lukaku is Barcelona’s plan B in case they cannot complete the signing of Lewandowski. That is the information which appears on the front page of ‘Mundo Deportivo’ this Thursday. They say that the Chelsea player is Joan Laporta’s back-up option if Bayern Munich do not let the Pole go to the Catalan capital.
The formula to get hold of the Belgian would be via a loan deal. Given Barca’s delicate financial situation, the club’s coffers cannot afford to make such an expensive signing. However, they could pay Lukaku’s salary if they he accepts the salarial conditions, which would not be huge money.
Despite that, you have to bear in mind that Inter Milan, the team the striker was happiest at, have met with his new agent to complete his return. This situation is the worst possible one for the Catalans because, if the situation was already a difficult one, it is now even harder with Inter in the equation.
It is worth remembering in any case that Barcelona’s priority is Robert Lewandowski. The player himself has publicly flirted with the idea of joining Xavi Hernandez’s side for next season, so the only thing left is for the Bavarians to approve it. His current contract expires in summer 2023.