Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona’s Spanish striker, hinted that his retirement is “soon”, indicating that he may end his career with the Catalan club.
Lewandowski, 34, arrived in Barcelona in the summer of 2022 after 8 years with Bayern Munich, with whom he scored 344 goals and lifted the Champions League title with him.
He adapted quickly in Catalonia, scoring 33 goals in all competitions, including 23 in the Spanish League, to win the top scorer title and contribute to Barcelona’s crowning of the La Liga title.
He said – in an interview with the Polish press on the sidelines of the international window within the 2024 European Cup qualifiers, in response to his future plans – that “my retirement is closer than far away. It is very likely that I will finish my career in Barcelona, where I and my family will feel comfortable.
Lewandowski’s name was linked to the move to Saudi Arabia, similar to the French Karim Benzema and Ngolo Kante, who joined the federation this summer after the arrival of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to the Saudi victory at the beginning of the year.
In response to a question about the Saudi interest, he replied, “Today I am happy in Barcelona and I feel that I am in a club that suits me, so I want to complete my contract here,” which ends in 2026, at which time he will be close to 38 years old.
Although he is still a top scorer, the Pole admitted that he scored less than usual due to the new role that coach Xavi asked of him.
In this regard, he said, “I felt like I scored 5 or 6 fewer goals because I had to do other things. My role was important not only on the field but off it, I had to adapt to a new league.”