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THE '9' HAS A CONTRACT UNTIL 2026

Lewandowski's rising salary figures that may worry Barça

Published:2/12/2023 - 19:34h

Updated:2/12/2023 - 23:05h

Lewandowski's salary at FC Barcelona is one of the highest in the team, reflecting his status as a top star. However, his performance has seen a decline, and considering his salary increases over time, he could become a disproportionate expense for the club.

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Robert Lewandowski joined to the FC Barcelona like one of the most stood out signings of the last years, attaining successfully an acquisition that initially perceived as complicated. The exestrella of the Bayern arrived to the club in 2022 with the mission to dissipate the doubts in the leading culé and turn into one of the fundamental pillars of the "new "" Barça. Even so, the agreement of four seasons to the that arrived between representative and club has some details that podrian go out him expensive to the blaugranas if Robert does not improve his performance.

The agreed agreement linked to the ariete with the Barcelona entity from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2026. In this agreement, the wage of the forward would experience a progressive increase year after year, reaching a total sum of 52 million euros during this period.

Unlike other increasing agreements, this agreement included variants designed for salvaguardar the finances of the club in case of setbacks. In this sense, the wage of the first year established in 20 million gross euros, increasing to 26 millions in this season and to 32 millions in the third. However, in the fourth year, the wage goes back to diminish to 26 millions.

The ace in the sleeve of the Barça with Lewandowski

Besides, it incorporated a clause to the agreement that allows to the Barcelona terminate the agreement with Lewandowski if it does not participate in 55% of the parties in his third year, already was as headline or accumulating a minimum of 45 minutes in each meeting. This clause conditions his remuneration to the performance, providing to the true club margin of manoeuvre. In front of the decrease of level of the Pole, this clause has showed to be a valuable caution.

Although the agreement does not result exorbitante considering the 'size' of Lewandowski, his continuous exert will be crucial to avoid that the agreement turn into a significant financial load for the managerial blaugrana. Besides, with the arrival of Vitor Roque, the '9' will have to show that it keeps his letalidad in the area, since the Barça could do without he if it does not attain to improve his performance.

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