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Robert Lewandowski initially made an offer to Real Madrid, but Los Blancos turned him down: reports

According to journalist Jorge C. Picon of Relevo, superstar Barcelona player Robert Lewandowski made an initial offer to Real Madrid before signing with Barcelona at the conclusion of the previous season. However, Los Blancos turned him down.

Picon tells the story of the Poland international’s alleged desire to leave the Bavarian giants in the summer of 2021 in the report. He told his agent, Pini Zahavi, that he wanted a change of scenery.

The agent made contact with a number of clubs, beginning with Real Madrid. Lewandowski was willing to wait until the summer of 2022 to move to the Santiago Bernabeu because he wanted to do so as soon as possible.

However, the Chamartin outfit turned him down right away. They were also completely focused on their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, and the man, who was 33 at the time, was too old for them.

Karim Benzema, who won the 2022 Ballon d’Or after scoring 44 goals and 15 assists in 46 games across all competitions last season, was Madrid’s preferred option.

Mbappe signed a three-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain

Mbappe, on the other hand, signed a three-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on May 21. Lewandowski signed with Barcelona for €45 million two months later.

Since then, in 21 games across all competitions, the 10-time Bundesliga champion has scored 19 goals and provided four assists. Benzema, on the other hand, has only been allowed to play 808 minutes in nine league games this season.

However, he has made the most of his time on the field, assisting on one goal and scoring eight goals in La Liga. However, he is in the final six months of his club contract.

On October 16, his team lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Madrid, despite having an assist on Ferran Torres’ goal. Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, and Benzema all scored for the hosts.

Despite that defeat, Barca has extended their lead over Merengues to three points after 16 games. Today, January 15, the two teams are scheduled to meet again, this time in the Supercopa de Espana final.

The competition has been won by Barcelona a record 13 times, while Madrid has won it 12 times, including last year.

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