Barcelona forward is generating interest from Saudi Arabia- The 4th Official
In a recent report, Sport mentioned that Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski is gathering interest from Saudi Arabia. It has been stated that the Polish striker is being eyed by several Saudi clubs with his current Barca contract set to run out in the summer of 2026.
Lewandowski’s Impressive Record At The Nou Camp This Season
The 35-year-old has made a good start to this campaign after putting in a run of impressive displays as the focal point of Xavi’s attack. Lewandowski has banged in six goals and grabbed four assists in nine matches for the Catalan club this season on all fronts.
The veteran forward has led the line well based on his average of 3.4 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. However, he has to find a way to improve his ball distribution after making 71% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).
At 35, Lewandowski has only got a few years left in his career. Thus, it makes sense for Barca financially to cash in on him if they receive a good offer from Saudi Arabia this January or at the end of this season.
Can Barcelona Boss Xavi Afford To Lose Lewandowski?
Lewandowski excels at finding a yard of space for himself to get a few strikes in on-target. He is still a great finisher in front of the opponent’s goal. Standing at 1.85m, Lewandowski can be a real handful for any defender and usually wins his fair share of aerial duels.
The Polish striker can create the odd chance for his teammates and is quite clever with his movements in and around the opponent’s penalty box. However, he can sometimes give away possession cheaply at times on the attacking end of the pitch.
Lewandowski remains a key member of Barcelona boss Xavi’s match-day squad. Thus, the Catalan club simply cannot afford to lose him in the upcoming January transfer window as he has what it takes to help them compete for some major silverware this season.
However, Xavi would be wise to consider cashing in on Lewandowski next summer and use the fee generated from his potential sale to bring in a younger replacement.