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Robert Lewandowski itching for stunning move to Barcelona this summer


Robert Lewandowski could be headed to Barcelona this summer.

According to reports in Poland, the star striker is inching closer to a personal agreement with the Catalan giants on a “multimillion three-year contract.”

Xavi is playing a pivotal role in the negotiations, having sat down and talked with Lewandowski about finishing his career at Camp Nou.

Lewandowski green lights Barcelona move

The 33-year-old, who placed second in this year's Ballon d'Or despite scoring 41 record-setting Bundesliga goals last season, remains interested in a change of scenery. The player's contract with the Bavarian giants expires next season.

Lewy was linked with a £50m to Chelsea just last summer.

“I still have an open mind and I feel good at Bayern, Munich is a wonderful city and it's a massive club. I have, however always had a curiosity to pick up a new language and experience a new culture but I don't know if that is something that will happen during my playing career or later in life,” Lewandowski told Canal + last July.

Lewandowski has had a move to La Liga in his head for the past decade — and a move to Spain could improve his chances of finally winning a Ballon d'Or. The forward nearly signed for Madrid during the 2012/13 season after impressing Florentino Pérez with four goals against Los Blancos in a Champions League match. During this season's transfer window, Lewandowski asked his agent Pini Zahavi to prioritize a switch to Real Madrid.

Lewandowski to replace Luuk De Jong

But with Real Madrid focused on signing either or both of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to kickstart a new Galacticos era, Lewandowski now sees a better opportunity at the La Liga rival.

The Blaugrana, still in a cash crunch, view Robert Lewandowski as a viable backup option to Haaland. The 21-year-old Norwegian would also cost nearly four times the price Barcelona are willing to pay in transfer fees for Lewandowski.

A move to Camp Nou would also reunite Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who played together at Borussia Dortmund during the 2013-14 season. The Pole's signature would most likely mean the departure of Luuk De Jong, who's on loan from Sevilla.

Where do you want to see Robert Lewandowski play next season?

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