Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has explained he is ‘not concerned’ by a players age as he addressed rumours linking Robert Lewandowski with a transfer to the club.
And when Bayern Munich’s main govt Oliver Kahn has insisted Lewandowski will see out the ultimate yr of his agreement, Bayern then danger shedding the participant as a free agent in just over 12 months’ time.
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The 33-calendar year-outdated Polish striker has been heavily linked with a transfer to Barcelona as supervisor Xavi Hernandez appears to be like to rebuild a club that has endured a trophyless time and the decline of Lionel Messi.
Yet even though Xavi refused to give credence to the backlinks, he admitted that age was not a issue in the transfer current market.
“When it will come to signing, age doesn’t problem me… we signed Dani Alves when he was 38!”
“Players take care of them selves, they are extra expert. (Dani) Alves, (Zlatan) Ibrahimović, (Luka) Modrić, Cristiano (Ronaldo) or (LIonel) Messi are examples”.
Barca experienced been joined with a go for Erling Braut Haaland earlier in the yr but with his shift to Manchester City they have been compelled to search elsewhere for a striker, with Lewandowski however amongst the really greatest in Europe.
And Barcelona’s transfer exercise does not conclusion there, with Frenkie de Jong also subject matter to a flurry of rumours linking him with a move away from the Camp Nou.
Manchester United are understood to be between those interested in the participant, with De Jong’s former boss at Ajax, Erik 10 Hag, having in excess of at Old Trafford.
But while it is really no mystery De Jong has struggled to settle at Barcelona and Xavi insists he stays a vital participant at the club.
But with the Catalan Giants battling to equilibrium their textbooks this time, even Xavi experienced to admit that big delivers could engage in a section in their conclusion-generating this summer months.
“I have reported many moments that Frenkie is incredibly important. He’s essential participant,” added Xavi.
“…then there is also the financial condition of the club and it has to be determined. I’m not speaking about Frenkie, in general”
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Source: Euro Athletics