Barcelona’s sporting director, Mateu Alemany, has quashed reports suggesting Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will sign for the Catalan club.
The 2020 and 2021 FIFA best player has reportedly told the Bavarian side, Bayern Munich, that he won’t be signing a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of next season.
Lewandowski, 33, has scored a remarkable 47 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga giants this season.
With speculations surrounding his future, rumours has tied him to various clubs. Polish journalist, Sebastian Staszewski tweeted that Robert Lewandowski has reached an agreement to join Barcelona on a “multimillion three-year contract”.
However, Barcelona sporting director debunked the news.
“It’s speculation in the press that’s fine for filling pages, but it’s not true. We have no agreement with the striker and if we wanted to, the first thing we would do would be to speak to his club. We have no agreement with any player. Aubameyang will be the number 9 next season,” Mateu Alemany said to Movistar.
Speaking to Amazon Prime in Germany, Bayern CEO and former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn recently insisted that Lewandowski would be staying in Munich for at least another season.
“We would be stupid to sell a player who scores 30 to 40 goals per season. We are and will be in talks about his future in the next weeks. He has a contract until June 2023, and we will definitely have him with us for another season. The former German captain said.