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Laporta: “We have competed with PSG and Chelsea for Lewandowski”

Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta , president of FC Barcelona , granted an interview to Hristo Stoichkov for the TUDN channel, in which he detailed the numbers of Lewandowski ‘s signing and thanked the Pole for choosing Barcelona despite the fact that there were other clubs willing to offer him more. “We made a first offer and it ended at 45, plus five. It’s within our possibilities, the player has also adjusted his salary to be within our possibilities and the Catalans are now very happy”, commented the Barcelona president, who pointed out that “we have competed with teams like PSG , Chelsea and the player wanted to come to Barcelona“. “This is what I like. As Johan said , I want players who want to come to Barcelona , and we have to thank him because he has been earning less and enduring great pressure from Bayern , for whom I have great respect”.

Johan would have liked Lewandowski; In addition, he has been earning less and enduring great pressure from Bayern

In addition, and despite the fact that he will turn 34 next month, Laporta was not at all concerned about the age of the Polish striker. “He is a man who takes great care of himself, his wife is a nutritionist, when you have a woman who controls you …” he joked.

Again recalling the figure of Johan Cruyff , who pushed Hristo a lot in training, Laporta commented that “I think that Johan would like this striker – Lewandowski -“. “He is a goalscoring striker, different from others we have had. Also, with Dembele , Raphinha , Ferran Torres , who for me is a player who has a goal and has a lot of projection, all of them and Ansu , Aubameyang , and Abde , who if we It’s going well, it’s progressing very well, we have a forward with guarantees of putting on a show and scoring goals”, he highlighted.  

Lewandowski is 34 years old, but he takes great care of himself and has a wife who is a nutritionist

The priority now, the defense

Finally, and after having reinforced the attack to the maximum, Laporta admitted that they will look towards the rear. “Now we are going to work on defense. Xavi has us oriented with a series of players and I hope that the Catalans have new joys, because the Catalans like Lewandowski “, he insisted. 

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