Barcelona postpone the welcome ceremony for Lewandowski – report
Barcelona are in high spirits at the moment following the addition of a host of star players this month. Robert Lewandowski, in particular, has become the centre of attraction, after making the move from Bayern Munich at the end of last week.
The Polish international was unveiled in a Barcelona jacket yesterday evening in Miami, where he also greeted his new teammates including Jordi Alba and Ousmane Dembele, among many others.
Lewandowski is further expected to train with the team during their US tour. He may even be in contention to make his unofficial debut for Barça by appearing as a substitute in the game against Inter Miami on July 20.
The forward has clarified he wants to take Barcelona to the next level and restore the club’s lost glory. But with the former Bayern superstar currently in the US for the pre-season tour, Barcelona have postponed his welcome ceremony, reports Toni Juanmarti.
Although the particular reason behind the decision has not been mentioned by the Spanish journalist, it appears Lewandowski wants to focus on his pre-season preparation and take part in the afternoon training sessions with the team.
Not to mention, the entire Barcelona staff, including president Joan Laporta, is currently in the US. As such, it would not make much sense for Barça to unveil arguably their biggest signing in years, in a foreign land.
Hence, it would not come as a surprise to see Lewandowski being officially unveiled at Camp Nou, where he is expected to sign a four-year contract, though some speculate the period could be three years with Barça having an option to extend until 2026.