Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed he tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for ‘years’ – only to be pushed back by Bayern Munich – while Paul Pogba remains a player his club are unable to sign.
Having been linked with a move to the Spanish capital all summer, Pogba eventually remained at Old Trafford after Madrid were priced out of a move, while Lewandowski put pen to paper on fresh terms to remain in Bavaria.
While blatantly expressing his desire to sign both players, Perez confessed that not every player is an achievable target, with the duo’s respective clubs putting an end to Madrid’s interest.
“There are players who don’t get sold,” Perez said, via Marca.
“We went for Lewandowski for several years and nothing happened because he has no clause and they [Bayern Munich] won’t sell him.
“We had nine Ballon d’Or nominees and a team valued at 1.2 billion euros,” he added.