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PSG wanted Lewandowski before Barcelona transfer, were ready to sell Neymar to fund move

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It’s safe to say that Robert Lewandowski has been an instant success at Barcelona.

With 11 goals in eight total appearances for Barcelona so far, the Polish striker has surpassed all expectations that came with his arrival. However, it has been revealed that another club that belongs firmly in and amongst the European elite were seriously interested in his signature.

As per the latest information provided by French publication Le Journal du Dimanche, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Paris Saint-Germain were keen on signing Lewandowski, as they sought to form a partnership between him and Kylian Mbappe as a dream duo.

So much so that it has been claimed that the Ligue 1 giants were willing to sell Neymar in order to finance the move for the former Bayern Munich superstar.

The plan in place was to move to a 4-4-2 system, with Mbappe being the front and centre of their attack, paired with Lewandowski.

However, the 34-year-old was hell-bent on signing for Xavi’s side and playing in Spain, to the extent that several Bayern Munich fans believe he soured his relationship with the club.

Neymar, who was heavily linked with a summer exit, also ended up staying put at the Parc Des Princes.

It’s safe to say that all parties ended up on the winning side, with Lewandowski tearing things up at Barcelona up until this point.

The Poland captain is the early favourite for the Pichichi Trophy and is competing with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland for the title of the most in-form striker in the world.

In addition, Neymar is arguably the best player in the world on form currently and looks set to enjoy his finest season in a PSG shirt.

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