Tension in Germany As Lewandowski Threatens Strike Action to Force Move to Barcelona This Summer

Tension in Germany As Lewandowski Threatens Strike Action to Force Move to Barcelona This Summer

  • Robert Lewandowski believes it is out of the question for him to return to Bayern Munich's training ground as his mind is made up about leaving Bayern Munich
  • The 33-year-old is interested in a move to Barcelona and is willing to go on strike to force a deal to sign for the Catalan giants
  • The forward wants a new challenge after eight successful years at the Allianz Arena where he has won the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League

Robert Lewandowski is desperately pushing for a move away from Bayern Munich and has no plans to resume pre-season with the Bundesliga champions.

Barcelona has been heavily linked with the 33-year-old striker as they have identified as the Polish striker as their main transfer target for the summer.

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Robert Lewandowski has publicly revealed he wants to quit Bayern Munich this summer and is pushing for a move to Barcelona. Photo by Stuart Franklin
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According to a report via Daily Mail, Lewandowski is threatening to go on strike and will not resume with the rest of the Bayern Munich squad when the Bundesliga champions camp opens for pre-season on July 12.

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The forward hopes the action will force Bayern Munich to sell him off to Barcelona as he does not see his future lying with the Bavarians after spending eight years with the team.

Lewandowski has revealed he wants a new challenge having won the Bundesliga on numerous occasions and also the UEFA Champions League title with Bayern Munich.

Barcelona sells part of its TV rights for $215 million

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s financial troubles could be a thing of the past after the club has decided to sell off part of its TV rights.

The Catalan club said investment firm Sixth Street will invest $215 million in exchange for 10% of the club's Spanish league TV rights for the next 25 years Marca reports.

Barcelona will be able to collect $277 million in total capital gains from the transaction for the current campaign, which will help the team's financial situation.

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Xavi Hernandez and Robert Lewandowski meet in Ibiza as Barcelona transfer rumours intensify

Xavi Hernandez and Robert Lewandowski meet in Ibiza

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez met with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski at a restaurant in Ibiza on Wednesday.

It is a poorly kept secret that Lewandowski wants to move to Barcelona this summer and has already informed Bayern chiefs of his desire.

Nothing much can be read from the meeting thus far as both of them are currently on holiday.

Source: SportsBrief.com