Barcelona target Lewandowski drops hint about his future: “The situation is not easy”
Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 earlier on Saturday to clinch another Bundesliga title.
Coming into the game with a nine-point lead and four games left to be played, the Bavarian giants cruised to a victory at the Allianz Arena, riding on goals from Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala.
The result meant that Die Roten have now opened up an unassailable 12-point gap at the top with three games left, essentially being crowned as the champions of Germany for yet another season.
Amidst this, Lewandowski’s future continues to dominate the headlines as he enters the final year of his contract at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old, who has enjoyed another excellent campaign with Bayern, has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona ahead of the summer window.
The Catalans are believed to have held talks with the striker’s agents, although the newly-crowned German champions will do everything in their power to keep hold of their prolific goalscorer beyond the current season.
Following the title triumph on Saturday, Lewandowski was asked about his contract situation and future, to which he replied (h/t Patrick Strasser):
“There will be a meeting soon, but nothing special has happened so far. I also notice what’s going on. The situation is not that easy for me.”
The Poland international is expected to hold a meeting to discuss a new contract with Bayern Munich in the near future. However, any deal would hinge on whether they are willing to meet his long-term contract demand.
Barcelona are waiting on the sidelines, monitoring the situation with keen eyes as they look to pounce should an opportunity present itself. A move for a quality operator like Lewandowski would be nothing short of a coup for the Catalans.
And Barça president Joan Laporta certainly seems hopeful of getting the deal over the line in the summer.