The soccer giants FC Barcelona are looking to find a successor for their legendary striker, Robert Lewandowski. The reason seems to be pretty simple: as Lewandowski is currently 35 years old, the veteran striker’s best years are going to come to an end.
According to reports, Barcelona already has a target in the transfer market to replace Lewandowski in the coming years. The Swedish International, Alexander Isak, who plays as a striker for the Premier League club Newcastle United, seems like a good option for Barcelona. There are rumors in regards to the Blaugrana aiming to secure Isak in the upcoming transfer windows.
🚨 Barcelona are keen on signing Newcastle’s Alexander Isak as a replacement for 35-year-old Robert Lewandowski.
(Source: Fichajes) pic.twitter.com/u9omtDDqhR
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 18, 2023
Isak doesn’t seem like a bad option for Barcelona, as he has already proven himself in the toughest league in the world. The Swedish striker joined Newcastle from Real Sociedad in 2022. It has been a dream start for Isak at Newcastle, and his stats definitely support that argument.
He has netted a total of 12 goals and given two assists since joining the Magpies. Furthermore, he was a very big factor in Newcastle getting into the top four and qualifying for the Champions League last season.
Newcastle are set to sign Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, medical in England as clubs have completed the agreement on €65m fee and €5m add-ons, club record signing: here we go. ⚪️⚫️🤝 #NUFC
Deal will also include a sell-on clause for Real Sociedad. pic.twitter.com/bmYzwGG7Oc
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2022
Moreover, Isak is known for his incredible dribbling and pace, which makes him a very attractive option for Barcelona. He can not only score goals but has the creative acumen to create them as well. In games where there is not much happening, he tends to make himself available in the middle of the field to create opportunities.
Robert Lewandowski Contract and Stats at Barcelona
The Polish International Robert Lewandowski left Bayern Munich after eight years to join Barcelona in 2022. He had a stellar career at Bayern Munich, winning everything that was possible. He won the Bundesliga trophy in all eight seasons he played for the club. Additionally, his trophy haul included three German cups, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup.
On an individual level, he won the Best FIFA Men’s award twice and was named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year in 2020. And then in 2022, he signed for Barcelona with the aim of winning the Ballon d’Or, which he has not been able to win in his career till now.
Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, here we go! FC Bayern have just told Barça that they have accepted final proposal. Agreement finally in place between all parties. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Lewandowski asked Bayern to leave also on Friday – he will jlin Barcelona during the weekend. 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/nmodHuNscw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 15, 2022
Lewandowski signed a contract until 2026 with Barcelona. Since the start of his tenure with Barcelona, he has scored a total of 26 goals and given 10 assists. These are incredible numbers considering he joined them just last season. He seems to have ‘Goals in his blood’.
Despite Lewandowski being in his prime, Barcelona are practical, and they know that he is 35 years old. Thus, they are looking for options in the market who can replace Lewandowski in the future. And the popular name Alexander Isak is on their list. With a market value of $74 million, it will not be easy for Barca to secure the signing of Isak in the upcoming seasons.