Barcelona director denies deal with Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona director denies deal with Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona director of football, Mateu Alemany, denied that the club had agreed to the transfer of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Polish striker is under contract at Bayern until June 2023, but has so far refused to extend his contract. That’s why, there is speculation about his future in Germany.

Certain reports suggest that the 33-year-old has even agreed terms with the Catalan side ahead of a possible summer move, but Alemany denies.

“We don’t have an agreement with the striker, it is speculation from the press which is very good to fill the page,” explained Alemany as quoted by Sports Mole, Friday (15/4/2022).

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“That’s not true. If we want him, the first thing we will do is talk to his club.”

Bayern’s stance remains that Lewandowski will remain their player next season, where he has scored 47 goals for the season.

Recently, the CEO of Bayern Munich, Oliver Kahn, firmly said that Lewandowski would stay. He claims that even if there is no signing of a new contract, at least the striker who has scored 47 goals this season will finish the rest of his contract.

“Bayern Munich want Robert Lewandowski to stay at least one more season. We are confident and relaxed. Rumors will exist. But we are not crazy, and we will not talk about transfer issues regarding players who score 30-40 goals for us every season,” said the Bayern CEO. Munich, Oliver Kahn.

Barcelona is hunting for a goal-hungry striker and the chance to bring in Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund is tough. Lewandowski also as a potential alternative.

Robert Lewandowski is at a crossroads. However, a new scenario emerged for his transfer to Barcelona. He is reported to have informed club officials that he has no intention of signing a new contract.

The legendary striker has enjoyed one of the best campaigns of his career in 2021/2022, scoring 44 goals in 38 appearances in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

However, towards the end of his eighth year at the Allianz Arena, the Poland international is often said to be ready to take on a new challenge.

According to TVP Sport, the 33-year-old has informed Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn that he wants to extend his contract beyond the end of the 2022/2023 season.

Furthermore, Robert Lewandowski is said to have informed Kahn that he has agreed terms over a possible transfer to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

It is not yet clear whether Barcelona will be able to meet Bayern’s demands from the player. Another option is to wait 15 months for the deal to be finalised.

Xavi’s comments
Xavi Hernandez also spoke about this.

“This is not the right time. Robert Lewandowski is a great player, but I just want to focus on tomorrow’s game,” Xavi said as quoted by the Mirror.

“I understand your question, but again I say, this is not the right moment to talk about player transfers.”

Lewandowski is the target of many European clubs because his contract expires in June next year. Moreover, he has not signed a new contract offered by Bayern Munich.

Barcelona knocked out of Europa League

World football lovers were shocked by the defeat of Barcelona when they hosted Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, Friday (15/4/2022) early morning WIB. The Blaugrana lost 2-3 and were eliminated 3-4 on aggregate from the European second tier competition.

This defeat was a surprise because on paper Barcelona should be superior to Eintracht Frankfurt. Barcelona have many quality and well-known players and are experiencing a moment of revival.

The surprise occurred when the game had only been running for less than four minutes, where Barcelona conceded by Filip Kostic. Then in the 36th minute, the goal that was escorted by Marc-Andre ter Stegen was again broken by another Frankfurt player, Rafael Santos Borre.

The smell of Barcelona’s elimination became even more intense when Kostic scored Frankfurt’s third goal in the 67th minute. Barcelona had time to catch up through Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay in injury time. However, it was too late.

The quarter-final duel over two legs ended with 3-4 on aggregate, and Barcelona lost and were eliminated. In the first leg match at Frankfurt headquarters last week, the two teams only drew 1-1.

Barcelona’s defeat was beyond the public’s expectations. Los Cules are in a positive streak, especially on the domestic stage with a record of seven consecutive wins. Then why did they lose to Frankfurt?

“We tried, but the problem was in the game. We had possession but didn’t know how to use it. It was our fault, on a decisive night,” Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez told Mundo Deportivo.

“We made a lot of mistakes. The second goal came from us losing the ball. Penalties toono mistake. Our third goal put pressure on the line, they turned around and moved to the other side. We’ve talked about this and it shouldn’t have happened.”

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