Xavi spurned Lewandowski and now he could join these Premier League giants

The Polish striker is still a star at 35 and wants to play a few more years.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

What will he do?
What will he do?
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Barcelona signed Robert Lewandowski in the summer of 2022 for $60 million from Bayern Munich. They needed a striker after the departure of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain and the unexpected retirement of Sergio Aguero, and so they targeted the Polish forward, who in previous seasons had shown excellent performances in the Bundesliga.

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In his first year in Spain Robert lived up to expectations, scoring 33 goals in 46 games and being a key player in the team that won the 2022/23 La Liga title. However, his second season is not going so well. The level of the team has decreased and he has suffered some physical problems that prevented him from being always available. Moreover, his statistics are not as good as before: he has netted 13 goals in 28 games.

For that reason coach Xavi Hernandez has considered other alternatives for that sector of the field. In fact, in the January transfer window the club signed Vitor Roque, who plays in the same position. And not only that. In the last two games, against Real Betis in La Liga and Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey, the manager decided to replace Lewandowski even though the team needed to score goals.

This shows that the Polish striker is no longer as important to Xavi as he was last season, and that is why he may decide to leave next summer. With this scenario, an attractive destination for him could be the Premier League. Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio spoke about this and shocked everyone by revealing: "Although Italian clubs cannot afford players like him, he may still want to play in the Premier League. He could play for Manchester United or other clubs that need a striker with his profile".

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The Red Devils need him

Manchester United have had serious problems with their strikers of late. Marcus Rashford's performances have been far from what he showed during the previous season, while Rasmus Hojlund has yet to live up to the $90 million they paid for him. So perhaps the arrival of Robert Lewandowski could be a solution for coach Erik Ten Hag.

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