Robert Lewandowski has a heart set on playing for Barcelona next season. Although his contract with Bayern Munich is valid until June 2023, he has put pressure on the Bavarians to let him leave the club this summer.
All he said last month was, especially his statements on Monday while on international duty with Poland. Meanwhile, Barcelona has applauded its strong position.
“My time at Bayern is over,” Lewandowski told a news conference Monday.
“I don’t see the possibility of continuing my career there. The best solution is to get out. I hope they don’t keep me.”
A few hours earlier, the 33-year-old, who turns 34 in August, once again spoke of his future and the fact that he is being linked with LaLiga Santander.
“Spain is beautiful! We have a home in Mallorca,” Lewandowski told Eleven Sports.
“The feeling about Spain is there and I think it’s a really nice place, not just for the holidays.”
But Lewandowski’s statements in recent days have not gone unnoticed by Bayern Munich.
“I will not tell you why Robert chose this form of communication,” said Germany’s chief executive Oliver Khan.
“Statements like that are nowhere to be found.”
Bayern are frustrated with their attitude, as their indirect comments are in line with Barcelona’s permanent proposal.
“I will not sign a new contract,” Lewandowski said on May 14.
“We need to find a better solution on both sides. This may have been my last game with these colors. I can’t say for sure, but it could have been. We want to find a better solution for myself and others. The club.”
All of his statements and actions in the past few weeks have been aimed at forcing him out and it is clear he is just thinking of moving to Barcelona, the club he started talking to a few months ago.
His agent, Pini Zahavi, who maintains good relations with Barcelona president Joan Laporta, has also long defined his position.
“In Lewandowski, Bayern are over,” said the main agent 10 days ago.
“Robert wants to leave after eight years of working together, while giving his all to the team. Now, at the age of 34, he still has a chance to achieve his lifelong dream. Why is Bayern taking this opportunity himself?”
Barcelona are happy with Leandowski’s words and actions, as well as those of his agent, as he understands he will work for him in negotiations with Bayern Munich. They estimate that his arrival will cost the club between 35 and 40 million euros.
Laporta and Xavi Hernandez want to sign the Polish striker and the club are confident they will reach an agreement with the Bavarians, but, as of today, Barcelona have no money to pay for his signing.
However, they are hopeful that they will find themselves soon as the club awaits the transfer or sale of its assets to support Lewandowski’s signing.
In fact, the Barcelona board meets today, Tuesday, at 12:00 CEST in La Jonquera, and the main point of the meeting is to finalize some of the financial agreements, such as the 49% sale of BLM (Barca Licensing & Merchandising), which will facilitate the arrival of Lewandowski.
The striker told the media on Monday that he would wait until the end of the UEFA Nations League window on June 14 to discuss his future.
“After the tournament, we will have time to talk about this situation, but I do not see an opportunity to stay at Bayern,” he said.