Lewandowski takes HUGE paycut to join Barcelona

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • 18 May 2022 23:00 CEST
  • 3 min read
FT Desk 18 May 2022 23:00 CEST 3 min read

Robert Lewandowski has agreed to take a massive pay cut in order to join Barcelona this summer.

That is according to Mundo Deportivo, which reports that Lewandowski is prepared to cut his wages by €120,000 per week in order to leave Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski currently earns €23 million per season at Bayern, but is so desperate to join Barcelona that he is happy to reduce his earnings considerably.

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Lewandowski’s future at Bayern has been in doubt for some time as his contract at the club expires in 2023, and there has been no progress in an extension being agreed.

Last week Lewandowski told Bayern chiefs that he wants to leave the club this summer and he will not pen a new deal.

This was then confirmed publicly by Lewandowski, as well as by Bayern officials.

However, Bayern have also publicly stressed that they have no intention of selling Lewandowski this summer and that they want the Poland star to see out the final year of his contract.

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 2021/22

Barcelona are leading the race to sign Lewandowski, having made the Poland international their primary target for the summer transfer window.

Lewandowski also wants to join Barcelona, keen for a final big challenge of his career at the age of 33.

Chelsea are also set to rival Barcelona as they plan to sign a top number 9 of their own following the hugely disappointing first season of €115 million arrival Romelu Lukaku.

PSG also have been tipped to make a move as they need to sign a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to join Real Madrid on a Bosman Transfer.

Lewandowski has enjoyed eight brilliant years at Bayern since joining from Borussia Dortmund on a Bosman in 2014, scoring 344 goals in 375 games.