After a lot of controversy and tightening the ropes between him and Bayern Munich, the issue of the transfer of the Polish Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, Spain, has become just an administrative detail after the two clubs reached an agreement, which opened the door for the international scorer to talk comfortably about the scenes of what happened during this busy summer.
In an interview with the German newspaper “Bild”, the day after the Bavarian club announced that it had reached a “verbal agreement with Barcelona”, the Polish, who celebrates his 34th birthday next month, said that “it was the most difficult decision in my life. There was no time for an appropriate farewell, revealing I said, “Thank you.” So much guys. Everything will end today. We wrote history together and I will never forget it!”
Lewandowski’s transfer to Barcelona was not smooth at all, as Bayern adhered to him and wanted to keep his services until the end of his contract next summer, but the player’s insistence not to go beyond the eight years he spent in Bavaria, prompted the Bundesliga champion in the past ten seasons to acquiesce in the end.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who is leaving Bayern after scoring 344 goals in 375 matches in all competitions, revealed that “the past few weeks have been difficult. It is not easy for me to find the right words to describe the state of tension. There is a lot going on in my head now. Lately, I have been trying to stay relaxed and enjoy the holidays with my family.
On his desire to move to Barcelona, he said, “I wanted to play in a league other than the German Bundesliga. I made this decision a long time ago. But I must point out that it was the most difficult decision in my life. I wanted to live elsewhere and discover something new with my family.” .
“My daughter Clara will start school next year, and we had to make that decision,” he said. If we hadn’t done it now, it might not have been possible at all. This opportunity happens once in a lifetime.”
And he talked about a meeting he had in Ibiza with Barcelona coach Xavi, who convinced him of the decision to join the “Blaugrana”, saying, “Actually, it happened by chance. But the consistency was good right away. He told me ‘I’ll wait for you’.”
And he added: “Xavi told me that we will work well together and we can achieve a lot. He has a clear plan to bring Barcelona back to the top. Barcelona had problems last season. But the club has incredible potential and has made good signings now. I think the club is on the right path.”
And about his goals, she is “very clear, to reach the top with Barcelona and win titles.”
Despite the controversy and tension that accompanied his transfer, Leva is satisfied with the end result, adding: “As I said, both parties did things that weren’t necessary. But maybe some things had to happen in order for the transfer to finally be possible. Both sides are happy. Bayern got a lot of money (45 million euros plus 5 million in bonuses) and I moved to Barcelona. It’s been a long and hard road, but I think in the end we can all look each other in the eye.”
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