Will the talented forward be able to keep his favorite jersey after he moves to Catalunya after finishing his expensive move to Camp Nou?

After a protracted controversy, Robert Lewandowski has finally signed with Barcelona. The prolific Poland international striker’s transfer from Bayern Munich may have cost up to €50 million (£42 million/$51 million).

A modern-day great spent eight brilliant years in Germany where he amassed 344 goals and 19 trophies, but at the age of 33, he believes the time is perfect to take on a new challenge.

With a strike rate comparable to that of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he will be expected to lift the ante at Camp Nou, but what number will he wear when he spearheads the attack for the Liga heavyweights?

What number will Lewandowski wear in Barcelona?

During Barca’s preseason tour in the United States, Lewandowski has formally joined the team. While in the country, Xavi’s team will play matches against Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus, and New York Red Bulls.

As he prepares for his competitive debut at the start of the 2022–23 season, Lewandowski will anticipate playing time throughout those games.

The seasoned frontman would be anticipated to lead the line as a No. 9 because he is one of the best scorers of all time.

He will, however, be requiring a favour from a new team-mate in order to make that possible, or for the man currently occupying his favoured jersey in the Blaugrana’s ranks to be involved in a transfer of his own during the summer window.

What Barcelona jersey numbers are currently available?

Currently, Dutch forward Memphis Depay, who scored 13 goals last season, is Barca’s No. 9 and wore that jersey in the summer of 2021.

There has been discussion about the Netherlands international handing Lewandowski his number, and there are many rumors floating around about the former Manchester United and Lyon player leaving the club.

Lewandowski has worn that jersey before with Poland, and if No. 9 does not become available, then 11 is the lowest number up for grabs after Adama Traore returns to Wolves at the end of a short-term loan.

Numbers 15, 16, and 17 have become available as a result of Clement Lenglet’s transfer to Tottenham on an initial season-long loan, Pedri moving up the rankings to No. 8, and Luuk de Jong’s departure.

They are the only positions in a 25-man squad that are still open, and decisions must still be made over which shirts Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Pablo Torre will wear.

Lewandowski, Robert T-shirt sizing history

Team
Shirt No.
Bayern Munich
9
Borussia Dortmund
9
Borussia Dortmund
7
Lech Poznan
8
Znicz Pruszkow
9

 

 

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