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Barcelona could release Robert Lewandowski as a free agent thanks to a bizarre clause in his contract

Barcelona's increasing financial situation might be the reason to put a clause in Lewandowski's contract.

Robert Lewandowski is regarded as one of the finest attackers in the world, having scored over 500 goals in his 17 years as a professional footballer. Lewandowski, who FC Barcelona currently employs, has scored 41 goals in 63 games, which is a feat that many players strive for. Despite his outstanding performance, Barcelona has been eager to transfer him.

According to Sport, the 35 striker has a clause in his contract that allows Barcelona to dismiss him in 2025. According to the source, the Catalan club can dismiss him if he does not play in 55% of the games until the 2024/25 season.

That means the Pole striker must play at least 49:30 minutes every game to keep his contract until 2026. Barcelona is in significant financial trouble, owing €1.35 billion and paying player payments that consume 103% of their income. As a result, Lionel Messi left the club. Now, Robert Lewandowski may meet the same fate.

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Robert Lewandowski’s stint at FC Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski. (Source: BBC)
Robert Lewandowski. (Source: BBC)

Robert Lewandowski has 41 goals in 63 games and won the Pichichi Trophy in his first season. However, he had a slump in form towards the conclusion of the season, scoring only 9 goals in the second half of the season. In addition, he did not contribute much in the Champions League, scoring 5 goals in 6 matches, although both goals came in the same match.

Barcelona currently sits third in La Liga, four points behind Real Madrid and Girona. Manager Xavi Hernandez feels the bad form is due to unfavorable media coverage of the Catalan side and defended his team. Time will tell if the old Robert Lewandowski returns, or if age is finally catching up with him. He still has half the season left to prove himself and ensure that he can play out the rest of his contract.

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