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NEW Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski was reportedly at the club’s training ground on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Moises Llorence A watch worth 70,000 euros ($71,000) was stolen when he stopped outside to take photos with fans.
Police have detained a suspect suspected of burying a watch near the training ground.
Lewandowski reportedly attempted to track down the alleged thief, but the man escaped before being apprehended by authorities.
Safety has reportedly become a concern for the club. According to ESPN: “Barça had problems with security at the entrance to their training ground before players complained about making videos for TikTok. However, club sources say they will now make further changes to security to avoid similar incidents in the future.” 33-year-old Lewandowski, a key addition to Barcelona this summer, joined the club from Bayern Munich for 45 million euros ($45.3 million), which also included the The addition of Phinea, Jules Kunde, Andreas Christensen and Frank Casey, as well as signings like Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto to new contracts. However, in order to realize these initiatives financially, Barcelona – with about $1 billion in debt – the entire Assets are being sold all summer. Over the next 25 years, they sold 25% of their domestic TV revenue to Sixth Street 511 million euros ($515.5 million). Another 24.5% of Barca Studios was sold to Socios.com for 100 million euros ($100.8 million). 24.5% of Barça studios bought Orpheus Media for 100 million euros.
This money is used to register their new signings in La Liga. Maybe a small part will also be taken after Wednesday’s events security measures.