Barcelona president responds to Lewandowski links, Dembele’s future

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has admitted that signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is “not easy”, citing the club’s financial challenges.

Lewandowski is inclined to leave Bayern this summer with Barcelona touted as a potential destination for the killer man. When asked about Lewandowski’s approach, Larbotta appeared to have kept the club away from signing the Pole.

“The Lewandowski deal? It’s not easy, remember that our financial situation was not that easy. Let Jordi Cruyff and Mato Alemani work,” he told the Tut Costa program on Radio Catalunya.

As reported by 90 Minutes, Lewandowski was offered to Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham by his agent Benny Zahavi.

Regarding Ousmane Dembele’s future, Laporta explained that the Catalan team had offered the winger a new deal, but he was ‘tempted’ by other options.

He explained, “We submitted our offer for the new deal and are awaiting his answer next week.”

Dembele was closely linked with a winter exit but ended up staying at the Nou Camp where he provided 11 assists in his last 13 La Liga games to help Barcelona secure a place in the Champions League.

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