Word stemming from the Spanish media over the course of the last 24 hours points towards Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski inching ever closer to a move to Barcelona.
Speculation surrounding the future of Polish international Lewandowski has of course been rampant in the media for some time now.
This comes with the 33-year-old, fresh off another scintillating campaign in front of goal, eyeing a move away from Bavaria ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
Speaking ahead of the club’s final Bundesliga outing of the season last weekend, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed as much, albeit whilst adding that Lewandowski is expected to see out the remaining year on his current contract:
“Our position has not changed, Lewa has a contract until 2023. That is a fact. Proposal from Barcelona? No”. pic.twitter.com/rONf7E121J
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 14, 2022
To this point, the outfit most frequently tipped as a summer landing spot for Bayern’s star man have of course been Barcelona.
This comes with Xavi and co. understood to be highly appreciative of Lewandowski’s goalscoring talents, and evidently of the opinion that heading into the new season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the club’s first-choice centre-forward is out of the question.
And, as alluded to above, if the latest rumours emanating from Spain are anything to go by, then the Blaugrana appear primed to imminently land their man.
As per transfer journalist Gerard Romero, Pini Zahavi, Lewandowski’s representative, was in Barcelona on Wednesday.
Not only that, but, during his trip, the super agent paid a visit to the club’s official store, to allegedly purchase no fewer than ten Barca jerseys, all with Lewandowski’s name emblazoned across the back.
💣 AVANZA @JijantesFC
El agente de Lewandowski ha comprado esta tarde 10 CAMISETAS en la tienda oficial del Barça en Paseo de Gracia con el nombre del jugador estampado. pic.twitter.com/qZ53DOMFjb
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) May 18, 2022
Interestingly, word of Barcelona’s swoop for ‘Lewa’ inching ever closer comes fresh on the back of the 33-year-old being linked with a move to another of European football’s heavyweights just days ago.
The outfit in question? Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 16, 2022