Romano Shares Details As to Why Barcelona Bound Star Rejected Chelsea, PSG

Before Paris Saint-Germain settled on landing Stade de Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, the capital club was linked to Bayern Munich’s goal scorer Robert Lewandowski, who will soon be joining FC Barcelona. 

Transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano wrote in his exclusive CaughtOffside Substack explaining the details as to why the 33-year-old rejected the interest from PSG and Chelsea ahead of his pending move to the Spanish club.

Romano illustrated what a critical role the player’s agent had in the deal, saying that Lewandowski gave his word to Barcelona in February that he would push to join the La Liga side and didn’t want to disrespect that pact that all parties involved made. 

“Zahavi and Lewandowski gave their word to Barcelona since the end of February and have never disrespected that pact: three-year contract with the option of another year on top of that,” Romano said.

“Lewandowski rejected Chelsea and PSG, who wanted to try to make a proposal. Lewandowski wanted to have an experience in La Liga, he considers Barcelona an extraordinary club and has received numerous calls from Xavi: all this has made a difference, he would never have considered any other club.”

Despite Chelsea and PSG missing out on Lewandowski, both clubs have made strides in improving their attack. The Ligue 1 side is betting on youth and potential with the arrival of Ekitike; meanwhile, The Blues brought in an experienced forward in Raheem Sterling. 

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