Robert Lewandowski snubs big money move to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi Pro League

Robert Lewandowski is one of the best finishers of this generation. The Polish striker has had an amazing career but really became a household name during his time at Bayern Munich, where he established himself as perhaps the best goalscorer and finisher in the world at the time. This even almost earned him the Ballon d’Or, which he would have won had they not cancelled the 2020 version due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now 35, Robert Lewandowski is nearing the end of his career. He’s also having a bad season with Barcelona, the club that gambled on him as a 33-year-old when he joined Xavi’s squad from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022. Could the Polish man be on the move again this summer or be tempted to stay in Spain for a few more seasons?

Robert Lewandowski reportedly snubs Saudi move

Robert Lewandowski hasn’t had the best of times at Barcelona this season. His somewhat underwhelming performances has given rise to wide speculations regarding the Polish striker’s future, with reports even placing him in Saudi Arabia in the near future.

The former Bayern Munich striker joined the Catalan club to much fanfare when he was without a doubt the best finisher at the time alongside Karim Benzema, who eventually won the 2022 Ballon d’Or, before joining the Saudi Pro League the following summer to play in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Robert Lewandowski
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Lewandowski instantly hit the ground running when he joined Barcelona. His goals helped Barcelona land their first La Liga title under new manager Xavi, building the foundation for an apparent resurgence under the former Barcelona captain. He scored 23 goals in 34 La Liga games, assisting a further seven, taking his total goal contribution to 30. He ended that season with 33 goals and eight assists in 46 appearances in all competitions, marking a productive season for him.

Sadly, he hasn’t been at his best this season, scoring just 20 goals in all competitions. This has caused his future to be thrown in the air, with reports linking him with a move away from the club, especially since Xavi is also stepping down from his role as manager at the end of the season.

However, Robert Lewandowski has reportedly turned down a huge financial package from an unidentified Saudi club. The deal is said to be worth more than €100 million per season, which would make him one of the highest-paid players in the world.

Robert Lewandowski recently linked to Madrid move

Despite Lewandowski’s apparent lack of form, he’s still a big shot and will walk straight into any big European team as the recognized striker that he is. His 20 goals this season may be below his usual standard. It’s safe to say he’s just a victim of his own success, as those 20 goals will earn a regular striker a Player of the Season award. This shows how high the bar Lewandowski has set in the sport is.

Robert Lewandowski
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Even with his season not going well, a surprise transfer rumor is swirling around the struggling Polish striker. La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly eyeing the forward for a summer move. Journalist Ruben Uria suggests a sneaky transfer plan could be in the works to facilitate this unexpected deal.

Lewandowski wants to remain at Barcelona for at least one more season. Lewandowski signed a four-year contract two years ago, and he has two more years to spend at the club. His contract will expire in the summer of 2028, and it’s not yet clear what plans people at Barcelona have for him.


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