- The signing of the Polish striker underpins the Barcelona forward with a goal: he will be supported by Ferran Torres and the newcomer Raphinha.
With the signing of Lewandowski, Barcelona is guaranteed, a priori, the goal. The Polish striker arrives to prop up a trident that promises to be devastating, with Raphinha on the far right and Ferran Torres on the left.
Laporta did not hide his satisfaction during the presentation of Raphinha, knowing that the signing of Lewandowski was about to close. The Brazilian, who arrives from Leeds, signed his contract with the Barcelona club until 2027 with a clause of 1,000 million. Last season he scored 11 goals and gave 3 assists in the 36 games he played.
For his part, Lewandowski, 33, arrives endorsed by a legendary record, in which this year he added The Best award. The undisputed top scorer in the Bundesliga, this past season he scored 50 goals for Bayern. The new signings up front will be assisted by Ferran Torres, who joined Xavi in January this year from Manchester City.
The eleven that Xavi prepares
Thus, Xavi Hernández completes an eleven where Ter Stegen remains in goal. In defense, the presence of Sergino Dest stands out, to whom the coach has decided to give a new opportunity. He could end up competing with Azpilicueta on the right wing. In the central position, Pique could enter into competition with Kounde, in the event that he ended up signing for Barcelona. Araujo and Jordi Alba would remain on the left side. In midfield, led by the veteran Busquets , Xavi would bet on continuing to rely on the talent of Gavi and Pedri.