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The head of FC Barcelona has said that the Spanish club had a lot of pressure on Bayern Munich to sell Robert Lewandowski.

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Jul-20 02:21 first published at 02:21 AM


FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated that the “Catalans” had to compete for Robert Lewandowski’s signature on a contract with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain “where he could earn more money.” Lewandowski scored 344 goals in his eight years at Bayern, earning six Bundesliga top goalscorer titles. This summer, the Polish striker decided to embark on a new adventure, signing a four-year contract with FC Barcelona. The 33-year-old passed his medical on Monday in Miami, where FC Barcelona is preparing for the new season. “We competed with PSG and Chelsea for Lewandowski, but he chose to join us. We owe him gratitude for that. In comparison to those teams, he will receive less compensation from us. Furthermore, he put a lot of pressure on Bayern to complete this transfer “On Tuesday, Laporta told Spanish media. Lewandowski believes that the Catalan team will get back on track. “It was a simple decision to come to Barca. I believe I can help the team return to the top of European football “the forward stated The Pole admitted that playing in La Liga was a dream of his. “I enjoy receiving trophies, and this is a new chapter in my life. It strikes me as a huge opportunity. I’ve always wanted to play for a big team in Spain. I’ve already spoken with Xavi Hernandez, the team’s coach. He was a fantastic player, and he has a bright future as a coach “the player stated. Lewandowski is expected to make his debut for Barcelona on July 23 against archrival Real Madrid in Las Vegas. —IANS bsk (The Business Standard staff may have reworked the headline and image for this report; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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