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Barca hit with huge Lewandowski blow

Barcelona hit with huge Lewandowski blow despite the Bayern star announcing his desire for a move

May 31, 2022 By Ali M.
The Camp Nou looks to be Lewandowski's preferred destination this summer, but the Blaugrana are facing a huge hurdle in their attempts to sign the Polish superstar.

While it is no secret that Robert Lewandowski wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer, the Polish superstar confirmed his intentions in an astonishing press conference while on international duty.

The highly-rated striker admitted that his time at the Allianz Arena is over, adding that with there being only one year left on his contract, it would be in the best interest of all parties for the Bundesliga giants to reassess their unwillingness to sell and facilitate a transfer.

"My era at Bayern is over," Lewandowski said.

"I don't see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore.

"Bayern's a serious club and I believe they won't keep me, I don't want to play there anymore. A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don't stop me."

These comments, which angered Bayern Munich, all point to an inevitable Bundesliga exit, and with the heavy links to Barcelona, several Culés are understandably getting excited over the possibility of the goalscoring machine arriving at the Camp Nou.

However, supporters of the Catalan giants have been hit with a huge blow. According to La Liga president Javier Tebas, Barcelona's financial situation does not allow them to sign the Bundesliga top scorer.

The Spanish Primera Division chief spoke to Marca, revealing that the league's FFP prevents Xavi's side from acquiring Lewandowski due to the club's well-documented economic crisis.

"They (Barcelona) know what they have to do," Tebas told the Spanish news outlet.

"They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I don't know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

"They know what they have to do - sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do. 

"Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry. 

"Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they cannot sign him (Lewandowski)."

While disappointing, this update should not be a huge surprise given the struggles Barcelona faced last summer. The club were forced to wave goodbye to Lionel Messi due to their inability to register him and met with the same issues with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, and Eric Garcia.

Additionally, the Blaugrana are allegedly unable to register two players right now and they are Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen despite the Ivorian midfielder and Danish defender arriving on a free transfer.

Another point of concern for the Catalan giants is Chelsea. While the Camp Nou appears to be Lewandowski's preferred destination, the Premier League giants' interest in the Polish superstar has been growing recently as Tuchel aims to add a reliable goalscorer to his blunt attack.

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