For weeks there has been a lot of talk around FC Barcelona about how to get rid of Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern. Club boss Joan Laporta has now publicly confirmed that an official offer has been made to Munich. At the same time he thanked the world footballer.
FC Barcelona goes all out for a transfer from Robert Lewandowski. “We made an offer for the player and are now waiting for an answer,” said club president Joan Laporta on Thursday afternoon during the official presentation of new signing Andreas Christensen. “And we hope that it will be positive.”
Explosive: At the same time, the Barca boss thanked Lewandowski for “his commitment”, with which Laporta was probably alluding to the changing theater of the past few weeks.
The Bayern top scorer surprisingly made his change request public on the last day of the Bundesliga season. Lewandowski then followed up several times and explained, among other things, that his “chapter at Bayern” was over.
Laporta comments on transfer confusion: “It was a joke”
After the Munich team remained firm and referred to the contract that was valid until 2023, there is now even speculation as to whether the world footballer might want to go on strike to his new club. This cannot be ruled out, the “kicker” recently reported. He is expected back from vacation at FC Bayern on July 12.
However, Laporta did not provide concrete figures on the offer for Lewandowski. Recently, however, it was reported that Barcelona do not want to pay more than 40 million euros. However, the price announced by FC Bayern is said to be 50 million euros.
Joan Laporta also commented on the allegation, jokingly circulated by the journalist Raphael Honigstein, that FC Bayern was demanding the transfer fee as a one-off payment. The background: Due to the financial difficulties of the Catalans, one cannot be sure in Munich that FC Barcelona will still exist in one or two years. Any bonus payments would then be void.
However, while Spanish media took the statements all too seriously, Laporta said: “I don’t believe what he was saying, it was a joke. It doesn’t come from Bayern Munich. We’re celebrating our 125th birthday. There are few clubs like ours and few who have a history as big as ours. We respect FC Bayern.”