Saudi Arabia FCs Race for Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski
Saudi Arabia football clubs are looking at Europe’s star players and this time, all eyes are on Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski. The Number 9 Forward is expected to receive a January transfer offer from Saudi clubs.
The kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)-backed clubs and others hope to pull in Robert Lewandowski for the Saudi Pro League. Abha Club is keen to rope in the Polish professional footballer, with Saad Bguir saying he would be ideal. “We need top players like Lewandowski. That’s the kind of signing we should make if possible.”
However, Robert Lewandowski had rejected the offer, saying he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. He wants to stay with the European club in the summer. Moreover, Barcelona is not prepared to sell him next summer, but this is likely to change if a good enough offer comes in.
Who is Robert Lewandowski?
Robert Lewandowski is one of Barcelona FC’s star players. He scored 39 goals and made 12 assists in 55 appearances for the club, and scored 344 goals and 73 assists in 375 matches for Bayern. The 35-year-old is preparing for Barcelona’s second match of the 2023-24 Championships League group stage.
Lewandowski is considered among the most prolific goal scorers in the world – he scored over 500 goals for club and country. He is also described as one of the Bundesliga’s greatest ever players – netted 344 goals in 375 matches for Bayern. Lewandowski bagged that UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award in the 2019/20 season – emerging as the first Polish player to receive the prize. He also won the 2021 Ballon d’Or Striker of the Year and the European Golden Shoe in 2021 and 2022.
Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona in July 2022 for £42.5 million after a eight year stint with Bayern. He is now Barcelona’s benchmark player despite not scoring regularly this season.
Goodbyes for Barcelona – Robert Lewandowski
Word is that Barcelona is closely monitoring Robert Lewandowski’s performance and the summer may be the final year of his contract. However, Barcelona hasn’t ruled him out completely. The club is looking at keeping Lewandowski as the leader of the project and might even renew his contract, but then again – that entirely depends on his performance.
If Barcelona does indeed let go of Robert Lewandowski, it will be after June 30.