Robert Lewandowski to Get Famous Jersey Number 9 at Barcelona This Season As Memphis Depay Is Sidelined

Robert Lewandowski to Get Famous Jersey Number 9 at Barcelona This Season As Memphis Depay Is Sidelined

  • Barcelona has chosen to give Robert Lewandowski, who just joined the team this summer, the number 9 jersey that belonged to Memphis Depay
  • Lewandowski will be presented to that Barcelona fans today, Friday, August 5 with the club expecting a record attendance of fans at his presentation at Camp Nou
  • Lewandowski wore the number 9 with Bundesliga clubs, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and the move is expected to boost jersey sales

Robert Lewandowski will get his preferred number 9 jersey when he is presented as a Barcelona player to the club’s supporters today, August 5 at Camp Nou.

The Poland striker penned a 3-year deal with the Catalan giants after ending his 8-year relationship with the Bundesliga champions and has featured in preseason games already for Barcelona.

According to Barca Universal, Barcelona has decided to hand over Memphis Depay’s jersey number to Lewandowski as the Dutch forward has been asked to leave the club.

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Memphis Depay, Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona, Poland, La Liga, Spain
Memphis Depay will be stripped off the number 9 jersey at Barcelona as it has been offered to Robert Lewandowski. Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer
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The 33-year-old is being offered the jersey number for commercial reasons as the Catalan club believes the Poland striker will help boost jersey sales which will in turn help ease Barcelona’s financial issues.

Lewandowski will join Barcelona legends such as Luis Suarez and Patrick Kluivert to wear the famous number 9 at Camp Nou.

Lewandowski’s agent to take large commission after striker’s Barcelona deal

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Robert Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi will get a commission as high as €5m for his role in the striker’s move to Barcelona Football Espana reports.

Barcelona had initially confirmed that the transfer deal itself was worth €45m with an extra €5m available in variables but now the total deal has been revealed to cost €55m due to Zahavi’s commission.

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Lewandowski pens emotional farewell to Bayern Munich, poses with 24 trophies he won with German champions

Lewandowski penned a 3-year-deal with the La Liga giants after pushing for a move away from Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich last month.

Lewandowski pens emotional farewell to Bayern Munich

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Robert Lewandowski has posted on his Instagram page of himself alongside the major titles he had won with Bayern Munich as he penned a farewell message to the German champions.

The 33-year-old had sealed a £42.5million switch to Barcelona after ending his 8-year relationship with the Bundesliga heavyweights this summer.

During his 8 seasons at Bayern Munich, Lewandowski won 8 league titles, 3 DFP Pokal trophies, 5 DFL-Supercups, 1 Champions League, 1 Super Cup, and 1 Club World Cup.

Source: Sports Brief News