Barcelona included SHOCK clause in Robert Lewandowski’s contract when he signed from Bayern Munich and hold the option to ‘terminate his deal if the striker doesn’t appear in over 55 per cent of matches’
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Barcelona have included an incredible clause in Robert Lewandowski's contract when he signed for the Bayern Munich club, media in Spain have reported.
The forward joined La Liga in 2022 and had a fine debut season, finishing as top scorer in Spain's top flight.
He continued his form in his second season, scoring seven goals in twelve La Liga games.
However, Spanish news broadcast Sport have reported that Barcelona have included a shock clause in his deal, which could ultimately see them terminate Lewandowski's contract.
The report states that the clause 'allows Barca to terminate Lewandowski in his third year if he does not play 55 percent of games'.
Barcelona included an incredible clause in Robert Lewandowski's contract when he signed for the Bayern Munich club
The clause allows Xavi's side to reportedly terminate Lewandowski's deal
This will become active in the third year of his contract if he plays fewer than 55 percent of the matches
The requirements for this mean he must be a starter or play 45 minutes of games in the season to contribute to the overall percentage.
Although Barcelona fans cannot imagine their side without the 35-year-old, he will be 36 by the time the clause comes into play.
Barcelona, which has faced difficult financial situations in recent years, covered its back and has given itself full control over the player's future by adding this clause.
If Lewandowski suffers a nasty injury or his form dips, Barcelona can simply let him go instead of continuing to pay him his high wages.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the player and his club, but the latest news from Spain will come as a surprise to many.
Lewandowski was undoubtedly one of the best players in world football when he chose to move to Spain, but could the decision to insert this clause be a smart move?