FC Barcelona shows absolute confidence in the Robert Lewandowski file, but the announcement of Paris Saint-Germain’s interest has caused a few drops of sweat to flow in Catalonia.
FC Barcelona is obviously a club that counts on the football planet, but it is obvious that Barça is paying an extremely violent price for the totally delirious financial and sporting management of its previous leaders, Josep Maria Bartomeu in the lead. Returning to the controls of the Catalan club, Joan Laporta found accounts that were in the red more than bright, even to the point that some had great concerns for the future of the Blaugrana whose deficit was abysmal. Last summer, when discussing the Barcelona budget, Laporta even admitted that the situation was ” disastrous with a negative balance of 1.3 billion euros. Since then, and after Xavi’s return to the bench, Barcelona have regained some sporting color, and during this transfer window, the leaders want to strengthen the attacking sector with the signing of a heavyweight, Robert Lewandowski. However, to afford the Polish striker from Bayern Munich, you need money, because Lewandowski still has a year of contract with his team, and on the Bavarian side we will not give any gift to the player and the club who want afford it.
Lewandowski between Barcelona and PSG?
In other words, Joan Laporta must find the offer that hits the mark and which in addition will not blow up a budget which is scrupulously studied by La Liga and a Javier Tebas, decided to be ruthless after the excesses of recent seasons. Confidence is still very high on the Camp Nou side to see Robert Lewandowski land, even if since Saturday the concern has risen a notch. All because of the French sports daily, which reported that Luis Campos has made the Bayern Munich goal machine one of his targets for his first transfer window as Paris Saint-Germain sports adviser. To see PSG invite themselves into the file was necessarily seen as enormous competition, and this revived some anxieties on the side of Barça. Because Robert Lewandowski recently changed agents and he chose to place his career in the hands of Pini Zahavi. And who says Pini Zahavi says transfer of Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 after negotiations and an agreement that no one had seen coming to FC Barcelona.
Neymar-Lewandowski, same danger in the transfer window
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) June 9, 2022
This Monday, the Catalan sports press recalls that Bayern Munich firmly refused the offer of 30 million euros sent to recruit the 33-year-old striker, but that confidence is still great in Barcelona. However, Mundo Deportivo acknowledge that Robert Lewandowski’s representative was quick to phone Joan Laporta when he heard Javier Tebas say last week that Barca didn’t have the financial means to sign the Polish player. The president of the Spanish club reassured him, but doubt crept in when the Parisian interest was revealed. And this even if it has not yet materialized in an offer from PSG to Bayern Munich. Five years after the departure of Neymar, and one year after that of Lionel Messi, Paris is starting to seriously annoy Barcelona.