Barcelona ace rejects a spectacular offer from Saudi Arabia

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Barcelona's Dutch midfielder #21 Frenkie de Jong (L), Barcelona's Spanish forward #07 Ferran Torres and Barcelona's Polish forward #09 Robert Lewandowski (R) talk together during the warming-up before the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona on January 31, 2024.
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In addition to qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and getting back into the race for the La Liga title, another positive change to have come in the FC Barcelona team in the last few weeks is the return of Robert Lewandowski’s great form.

The Pole won the Pichichi in his first season at the Catalan club and is once again vying for this award as he is only 3 goals behind the top goal-scorer in the league, Jude Bellingham. Overall, he has scored 20 goals this term, with 13 of them coming in the league, and these figures have not gone unnoticed by those who are keeping a close eye on the veteran striker.

This is particularly true for some clubs in Saudi Arabia, who have been trying to get the striker to the Middle East since the last summer transfer window. The Saudis are once again trying to get the Pole, and according to Mundo Deportivo, have already made an offer of more than €100 million for him.

However, Lewandowski has rejected this offer, as he does not want to leave Barcelona and wants to fulfill his contract that goes till June 2025, and also has the stipulation for an optional year if the Pole plays a specific number of games.

The striker has also maintained the stance that he wants to remain at Barcelona in his public appearances, and his family is also very happy in the city, where they want to keep on living even after the Pole hangs up his boots. He can consider a stint in the MLS before retiring but will return to live in Barcelona even in such a scenario.

But Saudis are expected to return with another offer for the Barcelona star, whom they want to make another attraction in their league after having gotten the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Benzema, Veratti, and Mane among other high-profile names.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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