Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski confirms he will stay at Barcelona

Barcelona are set to be among one of the busier clubs during the upcoming summer transfer window. They have a number of players on loan and will need to make decisions on other players as well before signing new ones.

Amidst this, there were reports that Robert Lewandowski could be one of the players to leave this summer. The striker is 35 years old now and his contract with FC Barcelona expires in 2026. However, the Poland international has confirmed that he will stay at the club for up to two years at least.

Before their La Liga clash against Valencia on Monday (April 29), Lewandowski said:

“Leaving Barcelona for me this summer is definitely not possible, it is not a topic. I physically feel good. As of today, this is the case for at least two more years. When I am physically no longer at a top level, I would start re-thinking.”

Lewandowski has been a key player for Barcelona since joining the club from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022. He won the La Liga Pichichi award in his first season at the club, scoring 23 goals in 34 league appearances, helping Barca win the title.

Overall, the Pole has scored 53 goals and provided 17 assists in 89 games across competitions for the Blaugrana.

Xavi on Robert Lewandowski’s future at Barcelona

While Robert Lewandowski has confirmed he will stay at Barcelona, manager Xavi Hernandez refused to comment on the same.

Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Barca beat 10-men Valencia 4-2 at home in La Liga on Monday. After the game, Xavi was asked about the Polish striker in a press conference and he said:

“I‘m not going to talk about things about the future or anyone. I am very happy for Robert for his work and how he trains, he is an example within the locker room. That’s why he scored the hat-trick today.”

Lewandowski has been in decent form this season, scoring 23 goals and providing nine assists in 44 games across competitions.

He helped them beat Valencia on Monday. Fermin Lopez opened the scoring for the Blaugrana in the 22nd minute before a horrible error from Marc-Andre ter Stegen helped Hugo Duro to score five minutes later. It was followed by another Barca error as Ronald Araujo gave away a penalty, which was converted by Pepelu in the 38th minute.

Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili was then sent off in the first-half stoppage time. Lewandowski scored a second-half hat-trick to help his side win all three points.

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