Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

According to Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona are about to hold crunch talks with their main striker Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona in 2022 and as per the terms of his contract, his wages are set to increase up to €30 million next season. There’s no way Barcelona can afford such insane wages which is why they will talk to the striker’s representative Pini Zahavi in the hopes that Lewandowski is going to take a pay cut.

In the previous couple of years, Barcelona have asked several players to take wage cuts so that they can balance their books but if Deco and Laporta cannot convince Robert Lewandowski to do the same then Barcelona will definitely put him up for sale in the summer.

Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the Polish forward and Atletico Madrid have also been keeping tabs on his the player’s situation.

Should Barcelona get rid of Robert Lewandowski if he doesn’t take a wage cut?

Robert Lewandowski has no intention of leaving in the summer and he is fully committed to the club but it will be interesting to see if he is ready to take a pay cut or not.

His agent has come out in public rubbishing all the exit rumours but Barca’s financial woes have rendered them absolutely helpless.

“It’s nonsense, fake news,” his agent has told Polish outlet Meczyki[as quoted]. “Lewandowski is 100% staying at Barça next season.”

If he loves the club dearly then it will be great news for Barcelona but if the former Bayern man decides to stick to the terms then the Catalans will have cash in on the 35-year-old.

Barca are already out in the market looking for long-term replacements and they have been linked with Darwin Nunez and Alexander Isak.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 24 goals in 45 appearances this season and overall, he’s netted 57 goals since arriving at Camp Nou but as per some rumours, Xavi feels that Lewandowski’s form has deteriorated which could be another major reason to let him leave.

What can be Lewandowski’s next destination if he leaves?

A move to Atletico Madrid looks very unlikely for obvious reasons and we doubt if Manchester United will want to spend so much money on a 35-year-old when they already have Rasmus Hojlund. United are searching for a new striker but they want someone who will be ready to play backup to Hojlund.

At the moment, Spurs look the likeliest destination if Robert Lewandowski is leaving in the summer because Ange has not been able to find a suitable replacement for Harry Kane and the manager has to sign a world-class centre-forward before the 24/25 season begins.