After spending the majority of his soccer life in Germany and playing in the Bundesliga, the 2020 FIFA Best Player of the Year and Polish striker Robert Lewandowski made the move to the Catalan giants FC Barcelona last summer. Since then he has helped the club win one La Liga title.
Recently Mundo Deportivo have reported that a new termination clause has been inserted into the former Bayern Munich forward which says that the club can terminate his contract if he features in less than 50% of the matches next season.
There is a clause in Lewandowski’s contract. If he plays less than 50% of the matches next season, the club will have the option to terminate his contract.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 11, 2023
The attacker initially signed for a 4-year contract and started well but this season issues have popped up regarding Lewandowski’s performances. There is another clause in the contract which says that Bayern Munich will receive $1.34 million from Barcelona if the striker manages to score at least 25 goals per season.
Approaching 36 and well into the final years of his career, Barcelona will look to slowly replace Lewandowski with the youngster Victor Roque or a new signing. So in all fairness, this new termination clause inserted is a great move from the club’s standpoint.
Lewandowski is still very much an important part of Xavi’s squad and is the sole central attacking threat for Blaugrana. Fans should remember that this transfer clause is not the ultimatum and anything can change in the dynamic world of soccer.
How many times has Lewandowski played for Barcelona last season?
Signed from Bayern for $48 million, Lewandowski had a great debut season in Spain having scored 33 goals last season. In La Liga, Lewandowski scored 23 goals which got him the Golden Boot and also helped Barcelona win the Spanish Championship.
The Polish was very much fit and rarely missed matches during his time at Bayern Munich. Lewandowski featured in 34 out of 38 Liga matches last season. He also featured five times in the UEFA Champions League out of six group-stage matches and made three appearances in the Copa Del Rey with two appearances each in the UEFA Europa League and the Supercopa.
Robert Lewandowski is currently in his second season with #Barcelona, and in his debut season, he contributed 32 goals and 8 assists in 46 appearances for the Catalonian club, helping Barcelona reclaim the #LaLiga title. After spending 12 years in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski is… pic.twitter.com/XVjfHemr1f
— 直接 KM (@nkm_Live) September 3, 2023
In total Lewandowski has featured 46 times for the Blaugrana last term, but with him getting older and a stiff decline in performances it looks unlikely that Lewandowski will reach the 40-plus games tally this season.
Lewandowski like many others was also offered a lucrative contract by the teams from the Saudi Pro League but the striker chose to play and win at Barcelona as he believed he still has a few good years left in the tank.