Robert Lewandowski left Mallorca this morning to travel to Miami. Barça is waiting for him there, led by Joan Laporta. The President and his Board of Directors are pleased to have managed to sign a legendary striker and they hope the top scorer in Europe’s top leagues with 35 goals in 34 games for Bayern this season and 50 in all competitions will return the Camp Nou illusion. They also recall that his figures surpass those of Madrid’s Karim Benzema, the League’s top scorer with 27 goals in 31 games, and they hope that La Liga chaired by Javier Tebas sees in the Pole an opportunity to increase the value of the Spanish championship. The enthusiasm is multiplied when we remember Kylian Mbappé’s slam against a Real Madrid team who came to test the possibility of also signing the Norwegian Erling Håland. Barca and Madrid will face off on July 23 in Las Vegas, a classic that could well mean Lewandowski’s debut for Blaugrana.
I will be 34 years old but I feel strong physically and mentally. And Barca see things the same way.”
The Pole will receive his new coach, Xavi Hernández, in Miami. The technician is still in Barcelona and hopes to be able to fly on Monday when he has bureaucratic problems solved with your passport. Despite his delay, he has already exchanged a few words with his new striker. “Xavi told me when we met by chance in Ibiza on vacation that he would be waiting for me,” revealed the Pole, who gave his first interview as a Blaugrana to Bild newspaper. And he added: “He has a plan to bring Barca back to the top. He told me that we were going to work together.
Xavi, aware that the umbrella of patience is not eternal, is overjoyed by the arrival of the Polish striker despite his 34 years and the fact that his contract ends in 2026 at 38 years old. For Lewandowski, age is not a problem. “I feel strong. And Barca see things the same way. I don’t know how things will turn out, but even 2026 shouldn’t be the end. I want to play at the highest level for many years” , warned the Pole, with the record of goals in progress. In the Bundesliga, he scored 17 goals in his first year with Bayern.
The 2020-21 academic year reached its all-time high with 41 goals. This course was dismissed with 35 goals on his private account. “I want to help Barca win many titles. I know they had problems last season, but they are a club with a lot of potential,” insisted the player, who defined his last weeks in Munich as “difficult because there were unnecessary things. But the important thing is that both parties got what we wanted. I also appreciate the fan treatment even in the last few weeks. When things were difficult, they also supported me,” he summed up.
History will say that Lewandowski, along with Modric, is one of the few players to have managed to squeeze through the hegemony established between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2020, the year Bayern won the Champions League, the Pole won The Best, an award given by FIFA. But the Ballon d’Or was deserted due to the pandemic.
In 2021, the Pole reissues The Best with undeniable merits: Bundesliga champion, German Supercup, European Supercup and Club World Cup. Individually, he had achieved the Golden Boot with 41 German league goals, surpassing Gerd Müller’s previous Bundesliga goalscoring record of 40. But he ended up without the Ballon d’Or, which went to Leo Messi. “I want to tell Robert that it’s an honor for me to fight him. You deserve your Ballon d’Or. Last year everyone agreed that you were the winner,” said the ‘Argentine. “He asked for a Ballon d’Or for me but he didn’t vote for The Best,” Lewandowski replied weeks later in an interview with Polish magazine Pilka Nozna.
There were unnecessary things, but the important thing is that both parties got what we wanted.”
On August 8, it will be a year since Leo Messi was forced to leave Camp Nou due to financial reasons. Fans still remember him, who finished the course set between apathy and outrage. The board of directors also knows it, who wants to fill the stronghold of Barça again and that he also needed a commercial claim. Lewandowski also thanked the Blaugrana bet. “I wanted to change the scene and play another League that was not the Bundesliga. Also discover another adventure with my family. I have already started to learn Spanish, I will continue to make efforts to adapt as soon as possible,” he said.