Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Barcelona might have to offload Robert Lewandowski at the end of this season and as per rumours, Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez might be the one to replace him.

A few months ago, Lewandowski was considered one of the untouchables in the Barcelona squad but the club’s financial woes are massive and it looks like no player is safe.

The forward has been with the Catalans for two seasons and in 91 games, he’s scored 56 goals. This season, Lewa has netted 23 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions. The whispers of a summer exit have obviously reached the striker’s ears but he’s made it clear that he has no plans of leaving in the summer.

The forward has said: “Leaving Barca this summer is definitely not possible, it’s not a topic. I physically feel good. This is the case for at least two more years. When I’m physically no longer at a top level, I’d start thinking.”

Robert Lewandowski has been great for Barcelona and it will be very hard for Xavi to let him leave, however, if a good enough offer comes in from the Middle East or the MLS then the Catalans might look to cash in.

And, if the Polish striker leaves then the La Liga side are eyeing Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez as an alternative. Nunez has taken his time to settle down at Anfield but this season, he’s had 19 goal contributions in 33 Premier League appearances.

Last campaign, he had managed to score only 15 goals until May but this time around, he’s already netted 18 goals and Liverpool still have a few more games to play. Initially, Jurgen Klopp was using the likes of Gakpo, Jota and Nunez on a rotating basis but this season, Darwin Nunez has been a regular starter.

Nunez has improved tremendously this season and he has all the attributes to succeed at Camp Nou. On the pitch, the 24-year-old can be the next primary striker at Barcelona but it will be impossible for the Spanish side to get this deal through.

Robert Lewandowski will be 36 years old in a couple of months so he’s definitely not getting a new contract and this summer might actually be the ideal time to cash in on him.

Having said that, Nunez’s contract with Liverpool expires in 2028 and his current market value is €70 million. So, even if Liverpool are willing to sell off Nunez, they will demand around €80-90 million for the South American and that is a massive hurdle for Barcelona.

Robert Lewandowski is only valued at €32 million and none of the interested clubs will pay more than €45 million. This would mean paying around €45-50 million for Darwin Nunez which is like hitting a brick wall.