Barcelona had been going downwards since the departure of Messi on 2021. In a bid to revive the club, Joan Laporta was made the president. He pulled many economic levers to pull out Barcelona from financial debts and also to make them able to sign star players.
Robert Lewandowski has been arguably the best striker since the last few years, if the Ballon d’or 2020 wasn’t cancelled, he would have won the award that year in all probability, after winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich that year.
In order to build a great team once again, Laporta signed Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer. The transfer of the Poland international cost the club around €45 million. Despite, making numnerous signings and bringing in their former player, Xavi as their coach, Barcelona has been eliminated from the Champions League group stage for the second consecutive season and will play in the Europa League.
A strange clause in Robert Lewandowski’s transfer contract with Barcelona
There is a strange clause added in the transfer contract of Robert Lewandowski, revealed by Tobi Altschaffl (via Barca Buzz). Bayern Munich will receive €1.25 million every season if Robert Lewandowski scores at least 25 goals for Barcelona in all competitions. This clause is valid for the next 4 years. This means there is a €5m variables agreed between the clubs.
Lewandowski has already started this season in fine numbers, scoring 17 goals and provided 4 assists in 16 appearances across all competitions. It seems certain that Bayern Munich will receive the €1.25 million this season and going by Lewandowski’s form, he would continue at the top level for the next few years as well, which guarantees Bayern will receive their agreed payment.
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