After formalizing his desire to leave for Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski invited his suitors, first and foremost FC Barcelona, to take action.
Everything accelerated in 24 hours for the attacker. First there were the leaks in the press on Friday indicating that the Pole has informed his leaders of his desire not to extend his contract which expires in June 2023 and even to set sail this summer. Bavarian sports director Hassan Salihamidzic then confirmed this information this Saturday before the last match of the season against Wolfsburg (2-2). Then, at the end of the game, Lewandowski for the first time mentioned his desires to leavebefore addressing his courtiers more clearly.
“I will not sign a new contract. I told the club that if an offer came in we had to think about it“, slipped the native of Warsaw at the microphone of Sky Sports. For many observers, there is no doubt that these words are intended to encourage FC Barcelona to take action. It’s no secret indeed, Lewandowski, 33, would see himself continuing his career in Catalonia. The interest is mutual since the Blaugrana are precisely looking for a striker for the next exercise. “Age is not important. I signed Dani Alves and it went well. Nowadays, players take care of themselves. They have dieticians, work hard and take care of them“, also underlined the Barcelona coach Xavi this Saturday at a press conference.
2 more hurdles…
This case is still complicated. Firstly because it will be necessary to convince Bayern to drop the 2and top scorer in its history. However, the Rotens have reaffirmed in recent hours their desire to keep the Pole until the end of his lease in a year. If Barça has the means to draw the 35-40 million euros likely to make the Germans bend, on the other hand it will also be necessary to convince the player to make efforts in terms of salary since the budgetary rules of La Liga do not allow the Barcelonans to align with the emoluments received by Lewandowski across the Rhine (around 22 million euros per year). In any case, not without degreasing first…
🚨 There’s an 80% chance Lewandowski will become a Barca player this summer
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