Due to a special clause, FC Barcelona could possibly end the contract of star striker Robert Lewandowski early after the current season.
Like the Spanish newspaper Sport reported, that clause says the following: If Lewandowski does not play for at least 45 minutes in more than 55 percent of games this season, Barça would have the option of ending the contract, which is actually dated until 2026, in the summer of 2024.
Especially due to the Catalans’ well-known financial problems, if the worst comes to the worst, club officials could certainly think about actually activating the clause and saving Lewandowski’s high salary.
Realistically speaking – and assuming he doesn’t have any long breaks due to injury – Lewandowski should be on the pitch for at least 45 minutes in more than 55 percent of the games this season and not even give Barcelona the opportunity to part ways with him through a clause.
So far, the 35-year-old Pole has played 16 competitive games for Barça this season, scoring eight goals and four assists. Although he is sometimes criticized, Lewandowski is still an important player for coach Xavi’s team.
The goalscorer moved from FC Bayern to Barcelona in 2022 for 45 million euros. In total, Lewandowski has featured 62 times for the Spanish champions (41 goals).
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