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20th Jul 2022

Barcelona unable to print Lewandowski shirts after running out of ‘W’s’

Callum Boyle

Barça can’t even afford letters these days

Barcelona fans hoping to get Robert Lewandowski’s name and number on the back of their shirt will be left disappointed as the club shop confirmed they cannot sell them due to running out of ‘W’s’.

Lewandowski completed his move to Barça on Tuesday night after months of speculation, becoming the club’s fourth signing of the summer.

The forward is expected to take the number nine shirt – currently occupied by Memphis Depay – but any plans to get that sorted should put on hold for now.

One fan documented his attempt to purchase a new Lewandowski shirt, only to be told that it would be impossible as the megastore did not have the letter ‘W’ in store, and nobody wants a shirt that says ‘Leandoski’ instead.

“Why can’t we buy jerseys with Lewandowski?” he asked before the store assistant replied: “Because we don’t have the letter W and because he has two in his name, we have run out.”

The only other player that fans are unable to have on the back of their shirts is Martin Braithwaite and with no offence intended towards the former Middlesbrough forward, one can assume it’s not demand for his name that has caused the shortage of ‘W’s’.

Lewandowski looking forward to getting started at new club

Lewandowski has arrived in Miami to link up with his new teammates and after making the decision to leave Bayern Munich following eight years at the club. Upon his arrival, the Poland international said he couldn’t wait to get started.

I’m finally here. I’m delighted to be at Barca. The last few days have been very long, but the deal is done and now I can focus on a new chapter and challenge in my life,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve always wanted to play in La Liga and for the big clubs. I’m here to help Barca get back to the top and win as many titles as possible.”

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