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·4 December 2023

Update On The Future Of This Barcelona Centre-Forward: What Should Xavi Do?

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In a recent report, El Chiringuito TV‘s Jose Alvarez provided an update on the future of Barcelona centre-forward Robert Lewandowski. It has been stated that the Catalan could opt to sell the Polish forward in the next summer transfer window.

Lewandowski’s Impressive Form In Spanish Football This Season

Lewandowski is having a decent campaign at the Nou Camp as he has been responsible for putting in a run of influential displays for Barca in the final third. The 35-year-old has found the back of the net on eight occasions and picked up four assists in 17 matches for the Catalan outfit this season across all fronts.


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The veteran forward has led the line well for his team and deserves some credit for averaging 2.9 shots, 0.7 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga football. However, he has been a bit sloppy when distributing the ball in the opponent’s half after completing 74% of his attempted passes in the top tier of Spanish football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at the Catalan club will run out in the summer of 2026. Hence, Barca are in no immediate need to cash in on Lewandowski at the end of this campaign.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 28: Robert Lewandowski of FC Barcelona looks onprior to the UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and FC Porto at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on November 28, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

What Should Barcelona Boss Xavi Do With Regards To Lewandowski?

Lewandowski is proficient at finding a yard of space for himself to get a few strikes in on-target. He has got the vision to engineer some decent chances for his teammates up top and remains a good dribbler with the ball. The Polish striker has been a streaky goal-getter in the final third but is a player on the decline. However, he has to find a way to improve his passing accuracy on the offensive end of the field.

With all things considered, it makes sense for Barcelona to cash in on Lewandowski next summer as they would be better off using the money generated from his potential sale to bring in a younger replacement for the long run.

At 35, Lewandowski has entered the twilight years of his playing career. Thus, Barcelona head coach Xavi should consider selling the Polish centre-forward at the end of this season as he won’t be a long-term fix to Barca‘s goal-scoring problems.

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