Robert Lewandowski on the Verge of Exit from Barcelona

The arrival of Brazilian prodigy Vitor Roque in January further complicated Lewandowski's situation

by Sededin Dedovic
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Robert Lewandowski on the Verge of Exit from Barcelona
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Barcelona soccer club are reportedly considering selling star striker Robert Lewandowski amid concerns over his form and fitness. The 35-year-old Pole has struggled to replicate his Bayern Munich brilliance in Barcelona's high-intensity system, and his performances have drawn criticism from manager Xavi Hernandez.

Lewandowski's decline in form is evident in his goalscoring record. He has scored just eight goals in 22 games for Barcelona this season, a far cry from his record tally of 41 goals in 26 games for Bayern Munich last season.

The Catalan club are also concerned about Lewandowski's ability to press and defend up front, a key component of Xavi's style of play. Footage has emerged of the manager demanding more from Lewandowski in this regard, but the forward has struggled to adapt to the new demands.

The arrival of Brazilian prodigy Vitor Roque in January further complicated Lewandowski's situation. Roque is regarded as one of the most promising young strikers in world soccer, and his arrival has raised questions about Lewandowski's long-term future at the club.

Barcelona in financial trouble

Financially, Barcelona would also be open to selling Lewandowski. His hefty salary and contract that extends until 2026 represent a significant challenge to the club's strained finances. However, lucrative offers from clubs in oil-rich Saudi Arabia may tempt both player and club.

In the current season, Lewandowski scored only eight goals and four assists, which did not meet expectations. Missed chances and a perceived lack of involvement in the overall game fueled concerns that age might be catching up with him.

With the summer transfer window looming, Lewandowski's future remains a hot topic of debate. Will he fight for his place at Barcelona and try to regain his form? Will he be tempted by the riches on offer in Saudi Arabia? Or will Barcelona take a gamble on Roque as their new attacking spearhead? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: Robert Lewandowski's days at Barcelona could be numbered.

This revised version should be more easily understood by American readers and still convey the same information about Lewandowski's potential departure from Barcelona.

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