Reports indicate that Al-Hilal has just made a statement offer to PSG for Kylian Mbappé worth €300 million. That figure would blow the current record transfer fee of €222 million PSG paid to Barcelona for Neymar out of the water. According to a report in Mundo Deportivo, they’re also interested in signing Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski in 2024.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Lewandowski’s name connected with Saudi Arabia, his name came up with a potential move in June of this year, but while speaking with a Polish outlet Sport Inertia, he said:
"‘There is no issue. So I don’t think about it, because why should I think about it if there is no issue?’‘Especially because my contract [with Barca] still runs for a while. I see what is happening [in Saudi Arabia] but it doesn’t worry me, because I have other priorities at the moment.’"
It remains to be seen whether Kylian Mbappé will be tempted by what surely will be an astronomical contract offer, but Lewandowski is here to stay, at least for this season.
The Polish striker has a contract with Barca that expires in 2025, so with 12 months left on his contract and with the arrival of Vitor Roque, maybe the La Liga champions would be willing to listen to offers, but that’s pure speculation on my part.
A good first season in Spain for Lewandowski
Barcelona’s performance in Europe was disappointing considering they were knocked out in the group stage, but overall it was a good season for Lewandowksi.
Barca won La Liga and the Supercopa de España, they got to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey and Lewandowski was the team’s top goal-scorer.
The former Bayern man finished with 33 goals in 46 appearances, including 23 La Liga goals in 34 appearances. He also scored 5 times in 5 appearances in the Champions League.