New Signing Robert Lewandowski Robbed on Arrival at Barcelona Training

New Signing Robert Lewandowski Robbed on Arrival at Barcelona Training

  • Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski had his 75,000 euro watch stolen outside the club's training ground
  • The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday when the Spanish club were preparing for their upcoming La Liga game
  • Lewandowsi fired blank as Barcelona were frustrated in the Spanish Primera Division opener last weekend

Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski had his watch stolen while signing autographs for fans outside the team's training ground on Thursday, August 18.

Lewandowski joined the Catalonia-based club earlier this summer, signing a 3-year contract thereby ending his 8-year stint with German club Bayern Munich.

The Poland international made his LaLiga debut last Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, a game he was criticised by the Spanish press for his poor performance.

Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona
Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski nearly had his 70,000 euro ($71,000) watch stolen outside the club's training ground. Credit: @sport
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Lewandowski is eager to make amends when Barcelona travel to Reale Arena to face Real Sociedad in Matchday 2 of the Spanish topflight.

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And on his way to join his teammates to train ahead of the match on Sunday, the former Bayern Munich star had his watch stolen outside the club's training ground Ciutat Esportiva, Sport reports.

On arrival at the training grounds, Lewandowski decided to sign autographs for the fans, who were waiting for the players to arrive.

But two persons took the opportunity to open the passenger door of the Polish player's car and steal his watch.

Lewandowski then pursued the men on foot and was joined by local police, who eventually apprehended the men. The watch was found hidden behind a tree after one of the perpetrators confessed.

The watch reportedly cost a whooping amount of €75,000.

Lewandowski the Only One Barcelona Player Nominated For 2022 Ballon D'Or

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that France Football magazine has revealed the 30 candidates for the 2022 Ballon d'Or but Robert Lewandowski is the only Barcelona player to make the shortlist.

The nominees for the top award were announced on August 12, with Europe's best player set to be crowned at an official presentation ceremony on October 17.

The winner of both prestigious awards, as well as the Kopa Trophy (for the best player under 21), will be announced by France Football in Paris.

Source: Sports Brief News