Lewandowski rejects City, Liverpool by agreeing deal with new club

Jason Soutar
Robert Lewandowski during a match

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed to join Barcelona on a three-year deal.

Lewandowski is out of contract at the end of next season and has been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool.

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He is one of the most prolific strikers in world football and has found the back of the net 340 times in 369 matches for Bayern.

It was reported earlier this month that Lewandowski has already told Barcelona that he wants to join, with Sport saying that the Blaugrana will offer Sergino Dest in a part-exchange deal this summer.

However, Polish journalist Sebastian Staszewski (via Caught Offside) reckons Barca will have to wait until the end of 2022/23 to get their man.

Staszewski claims that Lewandowski has reached an agreement with the La Liga giants, penning a ‘multi-million contract’ lasting three years.

It is added that the Polish international rejected offers from Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Liverpool in favour of a move to the Nou Camp.

Meanwhile, Gerard Romero says Xavi Hernandez wants Lewandowski, and the player wants Barca. The Spanish journalist insists, however, that no agreement has been reached yet.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville has accused Manchester United players of having “over-inflated egos” and reckons none of them would get into the current Liverpool or City sides.

The Red Devils suffered another blow to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season after they lost 1-0 to out-of-form Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

“I’ve got very few words left for Manchester United,” Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast. “No anger, no comment anymore. They are a bit of a farce; you almost expect it from them. The players are taking Ralf Rangnick down with them. They are bad.

“When I look at Manchester City and Liverpool, they have humble football players; no over-inflated egos, they understand their position, the team comes first.

“There isn’t one Manchester United player that would get into any of those two teams, so why would you have an over-inflated ego, think you didn’t have to work hard, or be spiritless? I don’t see anything anymore.”