FC Barcelona hit hard during the last summer transfer window by breaking the bank to attract Robert Lewandowski. In addition to the amount of the operation, the Catalans saw, according to Bild, Bayern Munich insert a clause which could cost them even more money.
Robert Lewandowski failed to play a bad trick on Bayern Munich. In the two meetings between Barça and the German club, during the Champions League group stage, the striker did not score once. He also failed to save his family from elimination.
If Barça hoped to go much further in this competition by paying €45m to snatch the Pole from the Bavarians, the club could still owe money to the club coached by Julian Nagelsmann. According to Bild, Bayern leaders inserted a clause at the time of the operation: each time Lewandowski scores at least 25 goals in all competitions, the Germans will receive an additional €1.25m. Given the player’s performance, Barça is likely to have to dip into the wallet again.
Already crazy statistics
Apart from the double confrontation against his former club, Lewandowski left on the same basis as in Germany. In the Spanish championship, the striker culminates in 12 achievements. If we add to that the five goals scored in the Champions League, the 34-year-old is on a total of 17 goals since the start of the season. Knowing that the season is still long, and that Barça will participate in the Europa League, it is quite possible, knowing the qualities of the Pole, that he will achieve this goal.
The prospect of seeing his player score so many goals is exciting for Barça but financially, it’s something else. Due to its early elimination in the Europa Cup, the team will have a shortfall in its budget. In order to minimize the damage, the club will have to at least win the Europa League. Lewandowski’s goals will be imperative in this sense.