Robert Lewandowski Lays Out His Retirement Plans Amid Poor Form at Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski Lays Out His Retirement Plans Amid Poor Form at Barcelona

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Robert Lewandowski is edging closer to retirement
  • the Barcelona striker is 35 and recently spoke about his retirement plans
  • The Polish legend has played over 700 games and scored over 500 goals in his career

Robert Lewandowski recently hinted at when he could retire from football.

The Polish striker joined Barça in the summer 2022 transfer window following an eight-year stint with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. He bagged 344 goals in 375 appearances in all competitions for the German giants.

He helped Xavi Hernandez's side win their first La Liga title since 2019 last season.

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Robert Lewandowski's form this season is yet to pick up. Photo by David Ramos.
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He bagged 33 goals in all competitions last season but has started slowly this campaign, scoring just eight goals in 17 appearances.

It is important to note that Lewandowski is 35, and it is still incredible that he's still playing at the highest level in one of the best clubs.

In the summer transfer window, thr striker was reportedly a major target for several Saudi Pro League sides. Some feel he could be headed to the Middle East if he leaves Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kante all moved to the SPL.

Lewandowski's retirement plans

In an interview with Club del Deportista via Forbes, the veteran striker explained his retirement plans and whether he would like to become a coach after leaving the game as a player.

"I don't think about what I've already won or what I've already done. I still have that feeling and that passion inside me," Lewandowski said.
"I think I can still play football for three or four years, because physically I feel very good."

He has stayed healthy for most of his career and still looks like he could play a few more seasons, barring injuries, of course. He has played 739 games and scored 550 goals in his career so far, per Transfermarkt.

Despite playing under Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and other great managers, the former Borussia Dortmund star has no interest in becoming a coach.

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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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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.