Robert Lewandowski falls short of Zlatan’s record
Robert Lewandowski had his presentation as a Barcelona player yesterday
And the fact that tickets were free meant that most expected this to be the most attended player presentation ever.
Zlatan Ibrahimović had the record from 2009 with 60,000 in attendance, and painfully Lewandowski fell just short. He managed just 59.026. Lews will wear the number 9 shirt, with Memphis Depay giving it up.
One thing we’ve no doubt of is that he will score more goals. Zlatan’s arrival into a Pep Guardiola team, in part exchange for Samuel Eto’o, was a bit of a disaster in the end, and you won’t find many willing to bet that the new man won’t beat Zlatan’s record pretty easily this season and beyond.
The Pole showed off some impressive skills in his presentation, including a nice seal-style ball balance on the forehead. His flicks and tricks aren’t what he’s known for though, with raw power, efficiency and goals more his trademark.
Meanwhile, Barcelona closing in on signing Chelsea defender Marcus Alonso
According to popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Barcelona is closing in on a move for talented Spanish left-wing-back Marcos Alonso from Chelsea this summer.
The Spanish giants have been interested in signing Alonso from the Blues this summer.
Talks have been going on throughout the summer and it seems like the two parties have finally reached an agreement
However, on the fee for the Spanish veteran.
The player is very keen on going back to his home country and joining Barcelona and it looks set to happen now
Reports claim Alonso will be part of Chelsea’s operation to sign De Jong from Barcelona this summer transfer