For weeks, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have been in a tug-of-war over Robert Lewandowski – but now, with coach Xavi Hernández, an official of the Catalans has clearly committed to the transfer of the world footballer.

Xavi wants Lewandowski: FC Barcelona’s interest in Bayern Munich’s superstar Robert Lewandowski has not been a secret for a long time, but now coach Xavi Hernández (42) has officially confirmed it.

Lewandowski wants to go: “Lewandowski is an option that we are considering,” he told journalists on Saturday. The Catalan emphasized that Lewandowski had expressed the wish to leave Bayern. But it will certainly be difficult, he admitted. Xavi continues: “He said it himself. Negotiations are taking place.”

Transfer will be expensive: Lewandowski could simply be too expensive for the financially ailing FC Barcelona. The club has lost 500 million euros in the past two seasons. Bayern’s categorical “no” will certainly not be cracked for a transfer fee of less than 40 million euros.

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