Poland superstar pledges future to Barça despite Saudi League links

Robert Lewandowski appears ready to commit his future to the Catalans even though the big-money Saudi Pro League might beckon this summer.
FC Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano - LaLiga EA Sports
FC Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano - LaLiga EA Sports / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

The Poland international striker, who has been one of the most consistently prolific goalscorers in modern European football history, seems content with life at the Camp Nou.

And he has had another solid season as Lewandowski netted eighteen times this time round in La Liga in another strong campaign for Barcelona, despite being thirty-five years old.

Whether the former Bayern Munich forward - who joined Barca in 2022 - can continue to deliver this level of productivity remains to be seen.

That productivity dipped this season when he went without a goal for six straight games and it appeared that perhaps Father Time was catching up on him, but he then recovered his touch and returned to decent form over the remainder of the campaign.

He is along with a number of other important players in Xavi's team, well past thirty so raising the question of when these individuals might need to be replaced soon as ageing decline can come on quickly.

As we all know though the Catalan club are seriously short of funds and will have to plan their summer recruitment very carefully.

But at least for the next season or two it is likely Lewandowski can continue to lead the line and seems ready and willing to do so.

He has been quoted too, speaking of the need for Barcelona to win trophies again when the next campaign rolls round and that, of course, is always the expectation in Catalonia.

The challenge though is only getting greater, with Real Madrid looking almost untouchable now having assembled a brilliant team full of outstanding young talent with perhaps the best of all, Kylian Mbappé, now about to join them.

Still, football never stays set for long. After all remember just a year ago Barça themselves were comfortable La Liga champions - and by a similar margin as Los Blancos managed this time round - and looking set perhaps for dominance.

It also appears to be the case that as long as Lewandowski is fit and firing Barça will always have a chance of honours.