Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated, “We have made an offer for the player and are awaiting a response.” We value the player’s interest in our organization.
In late May, Lewandowski stated that a move to a different team would be the best option because “my journey with Bayern Munich is over.” The Polish striker, 33, has one season left on his contract with the dominant Bundesliga club.
Negotiations between Bayern and Lewandowski to extend their contracts fell through this season for a variety of reasons. Despite the club’s claim that the player rejected its offer, the athlete’s representative claimed that Bayern never made one.
Barcelona is attempting to reassemble its offensive line a year after Lionel Messi left. It finished the previous season without a championship, finishing second in the Spanish league to Real Madrid and failing to advance past the group stage of the Champions League.
The Catalan club is deeply in debt. It recently received well over 200 million euros ($203 million) for 10% of the Spanish league’s television rights for the next 25 years. Some of that money will be used to sign new players.
Bayern is in contract extension talks with It and added Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie this week to bolster its midfield and defence, respectively.
Lewandowski would vastly improve its offence.
He has 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga games for Bayern and his former club Borussia Dortmund. He scored 35 goals in 34 games last season, making him the Bundesliga’s top scorer for the fifth year in a row and the seventh time overall.