Robert Lewandowski: Saudi Pro League Club Could Sign Barcelona Striker in January Per Report

Robert Lewandowski: Saudi Pro League Club Could Sign Barcelona Striker in January Per Report

Ero Samson
October 2, 2023 at 11:48 AM
  • The Saudi Pro League looks set to continue its attempts to sign away Europe's elite stars
  • The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, and Karim Benzema made the move recently
  • An SPL club is looking to swoop on Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski per a new report

The name of Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski reportedly remains high up on the list of players being coveted by the Saudi Pro League.

Since getting the backing of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), football's elite stars have consistently flocked to the Middle Eastern nation.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Neymar Junior headline the longlist of players to have completed their transfer to the Saudi top flight.

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Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a prime target for a Saudi Pro League club. Image: Alex Caparros.
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35-year-old striker, Lewandowski, who had previously rejected a move to the Middle East in September, is once again expected to receive a bid from a Saudi Arabian club.

According to a report by Football Espana, Abha Club player, Saad Bguir has indicated his desire for the club to sign the Polish international.

However, Barcelona are expected to stand firm on the transfer of Lewandowski due to his prominent first-team role in Xavi Hernandez's side.

Barcelona to reject Saudi bid for Lewandowski?

Despite Catalan media outlet Diario Sport reiterating Barca's stance on the transfer status of the former Bayern Munich striker, a January move for the forward cannot be completely ruled out.

This possibility arises due to his age and the potential transfer fee the Catalans could secure, especially considering their ongoing financial challenges.

It is worth noting that earlier in the season, Lewandowski spoke about his decreasing obsession with scoring goals amid his struggles to find the back of the net.

Despite his recent resurgence in front of goal, the pending arrival of Brazilian sensation, Vitor Roque to Barcelona in January adds an element of uncertainty.

A potential sale of Lewandowski will indeed remain a situation to keep a close eye on.

Lewandowski reacts to SPL links

Sports Brief also reported on Lewandowski describing himself as 'unmoved' by the rumours linking him with the Saudi Arabian league.

The Polish international commented on his happiness at Barcelona and said he had not thought of switching to the Middle Eastern country.

Lewandowski, who has begun to regain his goal-scoring form, won the Pichichi Trophy last season by scoring 23 goals for the Catalans.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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