Bayern Munich boss hits out at Barcelona with snide dig over Lewandowski deal

Robert Lewandowski's move from Bayern Munich to Barcelona has seen Julian Nagelsmann hit out and question the Catalan side's financial situation.

Despite it being well known that Barcelona are in a dire financial state, they continue to be linked with multiple stars, and they've now splashed £90million on Raphinha and Lewandowski. They've also signed Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen on free transfers, and it's fair to say that fans are confused at how they are pulling it off.

But it seems as though even people within the industry are confused, as the Bayern boss questioned how they continue to get away with it. And it's fair to say he's rather sour about Lewandowsi's exit.

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"Barcelona, the only club that has no money but then… buys every player they want," Nagelsmann said to BILD. "I do not know how [they do it]. It‘s kind of weird, kind of crazy."

Their mass summer business is in addition to the contract extension of Ousmane Dembele, and also the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in January. To put it simply, Barcelona have potentially disrupted future earnings to secure some quick funds now, as they sold 10 percent of their La Liga TV rights to US investment firm Sixth Street for 25 years.

Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have also taken pay-cuts, while Philippe Coutinho, Clement Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann have been offloaded to reduce their wage bill. The Catalan side are playing a risky game, and no one really knows how it's going to pan out in the future, but for now they have Lewandowski much to the disgust of Bayern.

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Lewandowski was under contract until 2023, and Bayern were adamant that they did not want to sell the Poland international. The striker was also closing in on Gerd Muller's Bundesliga goal scoring record, but that will now remain untouched, with no one else near to challenging it now Lewandowski has departed Germany.

Bayern may have lost one of the great strikers, but they have signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool who is very capable of playing in a central role. And they've actually made a profit on the deal now that Lewandowski has left.

The funds have also allowed them to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus, as they look to sort out their defence for the long-term future. It's not yet known if a new striker will be brought in, but it will certainly be a very different Bayern team next season.

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