Transfer of Robert Lewandowski: The star of Bayern Munich wants to be transferred this summer, FC Barcelona would be interested.
Bayern Munich superstar striker Robert Lewandowski has let the club know he does not want to sign a contract extension and wants to leave this summer. Picture. The Polish superstar did so while considering joining FC Barcelona, according to agency information. Sports 1. His decision will certainly alert European clubs looking for a striker, including Manchester United and Arsenal, although his future appears to be at Camp Nou.
Lewandowski, 33, has a contract until the summer of 2023, but he failed to secure an extension at the club where he won it all. FIFA Men’s Player of the Year in 2020 and 2021, Lewandowski won eight consecutive Bundesliga titles with Bayern. He also won two at Borussia Dortmund, and he led Bayern to the Champions League crown in the 2019-20 season.
The most prolific striker in the world for the past handful of years, he has scored at least 40 goals in each of the last seven seasons. He needs just one more goal this season to reach 50 on the campaign as Bayern close out their league season at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
This development could be great news for FC Barcelona and their manager Xavi, who are looking for a real striker to fill the void left by Luis Suarez, who left two seasons ago. Barca have moved towards an attack that uses more versatile and quick players, but the need for a true No.9 is evident in a squad that lacks consistency. The transfer to Barca raises questions, however, as the Catalan club had to deal with financial problems which led to them losing Lionel Messi on a free transfer before the season. Whether they can afford a player like Lewandowski remains to be seen, but they’ll have to offload a hefty salary to make things work.
As for Bayern, they will have to look for a new striker. Don’t be surprised if they are interested in Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick as they are used to going down the Bundesliga to acquire the best players from their competitors. After all, that’s how they got Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund.