As Fabrizo Romano says, it all started in the summer of 2021. Real Madrid wanted to buy Kylian Mbappe at that time, but PSG did not want to agree to that. However, the Parisians had a plan in the event of the departure of the French, which assumed the acquisition of Robert Lewandowski. Also in the summer of 2021, before Chlesea acquired Romelu Lukaku, two more names were considered: Erling Håland and Robert Lewandowski. PSG and Chelsea want Lewandowski, but Bayern did not even agree to start negotiations.
In September 2021, Robert Lewandowski waited for a new contract proposal from Bayern Munich, but the following months passed and the Pole did not receive any news on this matter. In the end, Bayern offered Lewandowski a new contract, it was too late. The 33-year-old no longer feels like a key player at Bayern Munich.
In February 2022, the Pole had to decide with his agent Pini Zahavi that he would leave Bayern to start a new chapter in his career. Another main character, according to Romano, was Robert’s wife, Anna, who very much wanted to move to Spain. Then it was decided to try to move to Barcelona. Why Barcelona and not any other Spanish club? Because of Benny Zahavi’s good and long relationship with Joan Laporta.
During Xavi’s meeting with the Barcelona administration, a decision was made with Xavi, who was very excited about the possibility of all parties arranging for Lewandowski’s transfer to the Camp Nou. Already at the end of February 2022 or at the beginning of March, everything was already agreed between the club and the player. The terms of a potential deal were set for a period of three or four years, and Barcelona decided to transfer the “all-in” to the pole. According to Fabrizio Romano, Robert Lewandowski’s agent, Benny Zahavi, was of primary importance to the entire operation. It is thanks to him that this transfer took place.
It was very difficult for Barcelona to move between March and June. Only after activating the “leverage” Pride of Catalonia She was able to live up to Bayern Munich’s expectations. However, the negotiations were very difficult. Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer particularly wanted to keep the 33-year-old as a striker at the club. However, this did not happen, because the Lewandowski team led by Zahavi chose a very good tactic. It was decided to make several general and concrete statements about the future of the pole. In addition, the Bayern Munich management has also been privately informed that Robert wants to leave him.
The Poles camp showed great respect for Barcelona, patiently waiting for the financial situation to improve. Lewandowski cares deeply about Chelsea once again, as Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the striker. In April and May, Londoners expressed this interest. PSG also wanted Robert Lewandowski to play against Messi and Mbappe. PSG and Chelsea have contacted both Xavi and Bayern to make sure they want Lewandowski. However, Pole refused each time as he was excited about the move to Barcelona. Manchester United also asked about the Polish situation, but this process was canceled due to the lack of attendance of the Champions League.
After Bayern Munich rejected three requests, Barcelona was finally able to come to an agreement. On Friday, July 15, the two sides joined via video link at 9 am and around 11 pm an agreement was reached on the amount. Barcelona will pay the Bavarians 45 million euros in fixed amounts and 5 million euros in variable amounts.
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