The departure of Pole Robert Lewandowski, wanted by Barcelona, is closer than ever. This Saturday, the sports director of Bayern Munich has publicly confirmed that he has spoken with the striker and that he has expressed his willingness to leave the German club: “I spoke with him and he told me that he would not accept our offer to extend his contract and that wants to leave the club. He told me that he would like to try something new ”, Hasan Salihamidzic, the Bavarian club’s sporting chief, told Sky Sport.
Salihamidzic also recalled that Lewandowski has a contract until next year and that Bayern have no intention of letting him go before that: "Our position has not changed, Lewa has a contract until June 30, 2023. This is a fact" , he asserts.
The Polish striker, at 33, has long seemed to want a change of scenery and Barcelona is one of the clubs that would be interested in taking over the services of this striker. Taking into account that his contract ends next year, the Catalan team wants to take the opportunity to convince Bayern to sell him now and thus obtain income that he would not obtain if he goes free next summer.
One of the main people responsible for this rapprochement between the player and the Catalan club is the figure of the player's agent, Pini Zahavi, who has a good relationship with the president of Barça, Joan Laporta. If it finally materializes, Lewandowski will have played his last game today with the German team, which is no longer at stake after having certified the Bundesliga title weeks ago. A duel against Wolfsburg in which he has started and has scored a goal, but has not been able to end the season with a win despite going 0-2 at half-time. In the second half, Wind and Kruse tied the match that ended in a draw.
According to information coming from Germany, Bayern would like to get 50 million for the operation, something that is unfeasible for Barcelona's coffers, which would be willing to offer an amount above 30 million. What seems clear is that the Polish international wants to come to Barcelona. German television Sport1 goes further and even assures that there is a verbal agreement between the footballer and Barcelona.
This same Saturday, Xavi Hernández spoke about Lewandowski in the press conference prior to tomorrow's match in Getafe. Although without naming him, the Barça coach has assured that age is not a problem for him (Lewadowski turns 34 this summer): “I have signed Dani Alves at 38. In the end, it is not age, but performance and it can help us. Now the footballers take care of themselves, they have cooks, they are very professional. There are the examples of Ibra, Modric, Alves, Cristiano, Messi, all in great teams. If what we have improves us, age is not a problem”.