In the summer, the top Spanish club FC Barcelona went on a big shopping spree. Eight newcomers strengthened coach Xavi's heavily indebted team. However, one player left the Blaugrana who was out of the limelight and only active for the second team but is now on everyone's lips.
There was great excitement among FC Barcelona fans when the club announced the signing of two-time world footballer Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich. The Pole switched from the Isar to the Catalans for almost 45 million euros.
So far, the Polish international has been able to build on his performances in the Bundesliga. Lewandowski has scored twelve goals for his new club so far. The attacker scored nine goals in La Liga and three goals in the Champions League.
However, the Pole scored all three goals in the opening game of the premier class against Viktoria Pilsen. In the subsequent games against his former club Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, the 34-year-old remained goalless.
And that's where a problem arises. Because there is a big gap to the Catalans' second best scorer. After Lewandowski, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé scored the second most with two goals.
And FC Barcelona still had three goalscorers in their ranks in the summer. In addition to Lewandowski, the Spaniards also included Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who moved to Chelsea, and Ferran Jutglà, who left the club for five million euros.
And this Ferran Jutglà is currently causing a sensation with his new club FC Brugge. In the Champions League, he and his team are in first place in Group B. Coach Carl Hoefkens' team has nine points. The 23-year-old Spaniard, who has scored two goals himself and also prepared two goals, played a major role in this.
Only in the league do the Belgians still have some catching up to do. After ten games, FC Brugge is third in the table. But here, too, Jutglà is convincing. The 1.75 meter tall centre-forward has recorded six goals and three assists.
Such a striker would be good for the Blaugrana at the moment, because as already written above, there is a big hole in the second row if Lewandowski doesn't score. So the question arises, has FC Barcelona sold their future centre-forward?
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