Barcelona stop selling Robert Lewandowski shirts – after they run out of letters

Barcelona have been forced to suspend sales of the new 2022/23 shirt with the name of Robert Lewandowski on the back from their official club shop.

The Polish frontman signed for Barca from Bayern Munich earlier this week, for a fee that could rise to €50 million.

The deal was the subject of criticism from Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann. He questioned how the Spanish giants could spend such large sums on players, despite being in the midst of a financial crisis.

It is a transfer saga that has gone on for many months. Lewandowski told Bayern he wanted to leave the club in May. Since then, he has been in a transfer tug-of-war, with the Bundesliga champions desperate to keep him.

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However, the 33-year-old has finally got his wish. A deal was officially reached earlier this week.

A statement on the official Barcelona website, posted on Tuesday, read: “FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have arrived at an agreement for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski for a total of €45 million + €5 million in variables.

“The player will sign a contract with the Club for the next four seasons. The buyout clause has been set at €500 million.”

Barcelona fans cannot buy a Lewandowski shirt

As is typical with any blockbuster signing, Barcelona fans quickly made their way to the club shop to buy the new 2022/23 shirt, with Lewandowski on the back.

Whilst some fans were fortunate enough to buy a Lewandowski shirt, others were not so lucky.

That is because Barcelona have now run out of latters. The letter W, to be exact, with Lewandowski having two Ws in his surname.

Hilarious footage posted on Reddit by u/PepsiColaMirinda shows a club shop employee having to admit to a fan that the club has run out of letters.

The customer asks: “Why can’t we buy jerseys with Lewandowski?” He is met with the response: “Because we don’t have the letter ‘W’. And because he has two ‘W’ in his name, we run out.”

The employee then gives a rather resigned smile when asked if he is being serious. It looks like Barcelona fans will have to wait until the letter ‘W’ makes its triumphant return before donning an official club shop shirt with Lewandowski on the back.

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