After making a bid for Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona is now waiting for “a favourable reaction,” according to club president Joan Laporta.
During the introduction of the new signing Andreas Christensen, Laporta said, “We have made an offer for the player, we are waiting for the reaction, and we will see whether it is good.”
Lewandowski has expressed a strong desire to leave the German champions this summer, but Bayern has stressed that he must honor his contract, which expires in June 2023.
Laporta added, “We applaud the player (Lewandowski) for all the indications he has made that he wants to join.
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In 252 games over eight years with Bayern, the 33-year-old striker, twice named FIFA’s finest male player, scored 238 Bundesliga goals in the Bundesliga.
Laporta did not disclose the deal’s financial terms but said they wanted to honor Bayern. He denied rumors that the German club demanded upfront cash for the acquisition of Lewandowski because they were concerned about Barcelona’s financial position.
Laporte said, “I don’t think it’s true. “I think it was a hoax, and
the information came from a cat. It doesn’t originate in Bayern.”
The German media reported at the end of June that Baraa had offered Bayern 40 million euros plus a 5 million bonus for the Pole.
Without providing any other information, Laporta only said, “We made an offer, and they now must consider it.”
Jordi Cruyff, the club’s sports adviser, said at the same news conference that French defender Clement Lenglet would likely leave the team and soon join Tottenham on loan.
Cruyff said, “We are very close to departing, and it will be publicized when it is official.