Sport Italia claimed a couple of days ago that Barcelona had secured Robert Lewandowski and that an agreement in principle had been reached between the two parties. However, new reports will put that rumour to rest as Goal recently announced that the player is still very much dedicated to Bayern Munich and that the club is looking to extend his contract and some other contracts as well. While no official talks have been held between Lewandowski and Bayern, the German club’s CEO insisted that a sit down would take place and that the rumours going on about the player are not true.
In an interview with ZDF, the current CEO and former legend of Bayern, Oliver Khan, talked about their super striker. He said,
"“I don’t understand all the excitement surrounding these topics,”“We’ve always said we’re going to sit down and that’s a high priority for us. That hasn’t changed.”_Source Goal via ZDF"
This is not a big blow for Barcelona fans as this was sort of expected. Had the player been a free agent, it would have been more believable however, given the fact that the Polish striker would need a transfer fee, a big wage and a new house in Spain, the deal was likely never going to go through. The Catalans cannot afford to pay his 60 million in the four-year contract either so the deal was never going to happen.
What is next for the club? Haaland remains their best bet at the moment but Joan Laporta has stated that he will not be risking the club’s future for any player. While yes, the Blaugrana have been talking about bringing in a superstar player next season, maybe it is not required just now. They have a lot of players to work with and there is no need to break the bank for a new superstar.
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