New details of the signing of Robert Lewandowski for him Barcelona. Until now, the cost of the transfer (45 million fixed and 5 variable) and the duration of the contract (four years) were known, but there is also a lot of crumb in the fine print. In one of the clauses, the Catalan club agreed that the striker must wear number 9, which implies a considerable snub to its current owner, Memphis Depaywhose future as a culé darkens more and more.
Lewandowski sells clothes through its brand ‘RL9’ and hence the importance of keeping the number that was worn on the Bayern Munich and also in the Polish national team. This is the classic number of the battering rams that in the Barça They have already brought in recent times players of the quality of Ronaldo Nazario, Samuel Eto’0, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Luis Suarez. By contractual obligation, the Pole will join this list.
The great victim of this imposition is Memphis Depayhere in the Barcelona is looking for a way out, since after the signings of his own Lewandowski and the brazilian Raphinhato which is added the renewal of Ousmane Dembele, have caused an overpopulation in the attack available for Xavi Hernandez.
The Ugly to Memphis
The Dutch striker arrived at the club last summer at the toughest moment of the Barcelonawhen Messi I was flying to Paris due to the delicate financial situation and volunteers were sought to face a season that was suspected to be very delicate. During the first months of last season, Memphis He was the main support of the team led by Ronald Koeman.
Subsequently, the injuries and transfers in the winter market of Aubameyang, Ferran Torres or Adam Traore They took away his prominence and he was not an important player for Xavi, who will not put any objection to his possible departure. According to the newspaper Sport, the only certain thing is that he will not wear number 9 again if he finally continues at Barça.