According to Sport1, Robert Lewandowski has agreed a three-year contract with Barcelona, despite holding talks with Liverpool over a move to the Premier League.
What’s the story?
Well, this is big news for Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool.
The German news outlet believe Lewandowski has decided to leave the Allianz Arena, and has a verbal agreement with Barcelona.
Interestingly, it was said that Bayern Munich upset their No.9 by trying to replace him with Erling Haaland.
Sport1 add that the Spanish giants will pay a fee in the region of €30m – €40m (£25m – £34m) to Bayern Munich for the Poland international.
Given his status as one of Europe’s best strikers, you may think that’s quite a low sum, but Lewandowski becomes a free agent in June 2023.
Therefore, his value is not as high as it should be.
Sport1‘s update comes after it was said that Liverpool were in talks to sign Lewandowski, while Manchester City were also keen.
The rumours had some credence, as Jürgen Klopp has previously managed the 33-year-old at Borussia Dortmund, and even described him as the best player he’s coached.
So far this season, Lewandowski has remarkably scored 49 goals in 45 appearances, while also providing seven assists.
Robert Lewandowski would thrive at Liverpool or Barcelona
Wherever the Polish marksman ends up, he will thrive.
Lewandowski has shone at every club he’s been at throughout his career, and has a truly outstanding goal record to show for it.
The Bayern Munich No.9 has scored 508 goals in 674 appearances, while also providing 135 assists.
At Barcelona, surrounded by the likes of Gavi, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele, Lewandowski will surely add more goals to that tally, even at the age of 33.
The £329,000-a-week man surely would’ve done the same at Anfield, with superstars like Mohamed Salah, Thiago and Sadio Mané supplying him.
Nevertheless, Klopp has plenty of attacking options at his disposal, and shouldn’t feel too disheartened about missing out on Lewandowski.