“We have made an offer for the player, we are waiting for a response, we will see if it is positive,” Laporta said during the presentation of new signing Andreas Christensen.
FC Barcelona waits for the final reaction from Bayern Munich about Lewandowski
Bayern Munich have previously insisted that Lewandowski, who has been vocal about wanting to leave the German champions this summer, must complete a contract that expires in June 2023. “We thank Lewandowski for everything he’s made public about where he wants to go,” Mr Laporta said.
The 33-year-old striker was twice voted FIFA’s best male player, scoring 238 Bundesliga goals in 252 appearances in eight years for Bayern Munich.
Mr Laporta said they wanted to show respect to Bayern Munich and did not specify the amount offered. However, he denied rumors that the German club, doubting Barcelona’s financial situation, was involved in the payment of Lewandowski’s transfer: “I don’t believe it. I believe it is information from Lewandowski.” a cat and it’s a joke. It’s not from Bayern Munich.”
Barcelona launch new signing Andreas Christensen (centre)
At the end of June, the German press indicated that Barcelona had offered Bayern 40 million euros plus 5 million euros in bonuses for Lewandowski. “We made an offer and now they have to consider it,” Laporta said, without giving further details.
Elsewhere, club sports adviser Jordi Cruyff has confirmed the possible departure of French defender Clement Lenglet, who is said to be about to move to Tottenham on loan.